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All articles & reviews tagged with luther

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July 1999
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Western Europe > Germany

Missionary spotlight – Germany

It is probably true to say that throughout the twentieth century the majority of Germans have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ preached. In August 1887, C. H. Spurgeon wrote in The Sword and Trowel that ‘Germany was made unbelieving by her preachers’. What happened in Germany between 1517, the year Martin Luther…

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Historical

June 1998
Articles > Historical

The Significance of Savonarola

Five hundred years after his death, Savonarola remains an enigma. From his early years he felt intensely the sins of society. His ministry was marked by an extraordinary, almost fanatical, zeal. He preached fearlessly against the ungodliness of a church oiled by money and administered by grasping clerics. He was not afraid to identify…

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Article

November 1996
Articles > Biblical/theological

What is a Reformed church?

The term ‘Reformed’ has received considerable prominence in recent years. It has become quite common to speak and hear of Reformed doctrine, Reformed practice, Reformed worship etc., but it is to be feared that many Christians are still unsure about the precise meaning of the term. What exactly does it mean? And what kind…

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The Making of many Bibles

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May 1995
News

The Making of many Bibles

Martin Luther's 'outlaw' period, as he hid in the Wartburg castle masquerading as the mysterious 'Squire George', provided him a venue to fulfil a long-held desire: the translation of the New Testament into German. He believed (in the words of historian Owen Chadwick) that 'The ploughman ought to be able to recite the Scriptures…

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