Martin Luther (resources)

Martin Luther (resources)

This is a list of works by and about Martin Luther, the German theologian.


Works by Luther

Earliest editions

Wittenberg edition

Nineteen volumes published between 1539-1558. Twelve volumes of German and seven volumes of Latin works.

  • Volume 7, 1558, Wittenberg, Thomam Klug

Jena edition

Thirteen volumes published between 1555-1558. Eight volumes of German and four of Latin works. Two supplementary volumes were published at Eisleben, 1564-1565.

  • Volume 1 1556, Christians Rhodius
  • Volume 2.
  • Volume 3.
  • Volume 4 1557, Christians Rhodius

Collected works in German

Luther's Seal
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  • D. Martin Luthers Werke, Kritische Gesamtausgabe. 70 vols. Weimar: Verlag Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger, 1883-.

Translated collected works

  • Luther, Martin. Luther's Works. 55 Volumes. Various translators. St. Louis, Minneapolis: Concordia Publishing House, Fortress Press, 1957-1986. (links currently down; although they are public domain they have been confused with other volumes that are not)

Luther's German Bible translation

Letters in German

Letters in English

English works

Original works online





Table talk

Small and Large Catechism

  • "The Large Catechism." Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions: A Reader's Edition of the Book of Concord. Tr. W. H. T. Dau and G. F. Bente. Rev. and Updated by P. T. McCain, R. C. Baker, G. E. Veith and E. A. Engelbrecht. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2005, 375-470.
  • Triglot Concordia. tr. and ed. F. Bente and W. H.T. Dau. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921.
  • "Enchiridion: The Small Catechism." Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions: A Reader's Edition of the Book of Concord. Tr. W. H. T. Dau and G. F. Bente. Rev. and Updated by P. T. McCain, R. C. Baker, G. E. Veith and E. A. Engelbrecht. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2005, 333-374.
  • Triglot Concordia. tr. and ed. F. Bente and W. H.T. Dau. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921.

Smalcard articles

  • "The Smalcald Articles." Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions: A Reader's Edition of the Book of Concord. Tr. W. H. T. Dau and G. F. Bente. Rev. and Updated by P. T. McCain, R. C. Baker, G. E. Veith and E. A. Engelbrecht. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2005, 279-313.
  1. Triglot Concordia. Tr. and ed. W. H. T. Dau and G. F. Bente. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921.

Works about Luther

Protestant Reformation
The Start of the Reformation
Protestant Reformers
Reformation by location

Czech lands · Denmark-Norway and Holstein · England
Germany · Italy · Netherlands · Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth · Scotland · Sweden · France · Switzerland

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Books and papers

  • Acton, John. "Luther", in Lectures on Modern History. Macmillan, 1906. pp. 90–107.
  • Bainton, Roland H. Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther. New York: Penguin, 1995 (1950). ISBN 0-452-01146-9.
  • Berenbaum, Michael. "Anti-Semitism," Encyclopaedia Britannica, accessed January 2, 2007.
  • Bornkamm, Heinrich. Luther in Mid-Career 1521-1530. Tr. E. Theodore Bachmann. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983. ISBN 0-8006-0692-2.
  • Bornkamm, Heinrich. Luther's World of Thought. Martin H. Bertram, trans. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1958. ISBN 0-7586-0832-2
  • Brecht, Martin. Martin Luther. Tr. James L. Schaaf. 3 Volumes. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985-1993. ISBN 0-8006-2813-6, ISBN 0-8006-2814-4, ISBN 0-8006-2815-2.
  • Cole, Richard G. “Reformation Printers: Unsung Heroes” Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3. Autumn, 1984.
  • 'Aubigne, Jean Henri Merle. The Triumph of Truth: A Life of Martin Luther. Tr. Henry White. Ed. Mark Sidwell. Bob Jones University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-89084-876-9.
  • Dickens, A.G. Martin Luther and the Reformation. New York: Harper & Row, 1967. ASIN: B0007DY59M.
  • Edwards, Mark U. Printing, propaganda, and Martin Luther. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994.
  • Erikson, Erik H. "Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History." The Norton Library, W.W. Norton, New York, 1958, 1962. ISBN 0-3933-1036-13
  • Gerrish, Brian. Old Protestantism and the New.T and T Clark International, 1994.
  • Haile, H.G. Luther: An Experiment in Biography. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., 1980. ISBN 0-385-15960-9.
  • Hendrix, Scott H. "Luther and the Papacy." Philadelphia: Fortress Press. 1981. ISBN 0-8006-0658-2.
  • Hendrix, Scott H. "Luther." (Abingdon Pillars of Theology series). Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-687-65641-7.
  • Hendrix, Scott H. "Martin Luther, Reformer," in The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 6: Reform and Expansion 1500-1600, pp. 3–19. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-521-81162-0.
  • Hillerbrand, Hans J. "Martin Luther," Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2007.
  • Holborn, Louise W. “Printing and the Growth of a Protestant Movement in Germany from 1517 to 1524,” Church History 11, No. 2 June, 1942.
  • Kittelson, James M. Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1986. ISBN 0-8066-2240-7.
  • Kolb, Robert. Martin Luther As Prophet, Teacher, Hero: Images of the Reformer, 1520-1620. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 2000. ISBN 0-8010-2214-2.
  • Lueker, Erwin et al. (eds.) "Luther, Martin", Christian Cyclopedia. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2000.
  • Manns, Peter. Martin Luther: An Illustrated Biography. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 1982. ISBN 0-8245-0510-7
  • Marius, Richard. Martin Luther: The Christian between God and Death. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.
  • Marty, Martin. Martin Luther: A Penguin Life. New York: Penguin, 2004. ISBN 0-670-03272-7
  • McKim, Donald K. (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 58.
  • Michael, Robert. Holy Hatred: Christianity, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
  • MacCulloch, Diarmaid. The Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700. London: BBC Books, 2003. ISBN 0-7139-9370-7
  • Meggs, Philip B. A History of Graphic Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1998.
  • Noble, Graham. "Martin Luther and German anti-Semitism," History Review (2002) No. 42:1-2.
  • Nohl, Frederick. Luther: Biography of a Reformer. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2003. ISBN 0-7586-0651-6
  • Oberman, Heiko A. Luther: Man Between God and the Devil. New York: Doubleday, 1989. ISBN 0-385-42278-4
  • Oberman, Heiko A. The Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Age of Renaissance and Reformation.
  • James I. Porter, trans. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984. ISBN 0-8006-0709-0
  • Parshall, Peter. “The Vision of the Apocalypse in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.” In The Apocalypse and Shape of Things to Come, edited by Frances Carey. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999, 99-207.
  • Plass, Ewald M. This Is Luther: A Character Study. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1948 [Reprint, 1984]. ISBN 0-570-03942-8.
  • Plass, Ewald M. "Monasticism," in What Luther Says: An Anthology. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1959, 2:964.
  • Polack, W.G. The Story of Luther. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1931.
  • Reu, John Michael. Luther and the Scriptures. Columbus, Ohio: The Wartburg Press, 1944. [Reprint: St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1980].
  • Reu, John Michael. Luther's German Bible: An Historical Presentation Together with a Collection of Sources. Columbus, Ohio: The Lutheran Book Concern, 1934. [Reprint: St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1984].
  • Ritter, Gerhard. Luther: His Life and Work. John Riches, trans. New York: Harper & Row, 1963. ISBN 0-313-20347-4.
  • Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church. 8 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910.
  • Schwiebert, E.G. Luther and His Times. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1950. ISBN 0-570-03246-6.
  • Scribner, Robert W. For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation. England: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
  • Siemon-Netto, Uwe. The Fabricated Luther: the Rise and Fall of the Shirer Myth. Peter L. Berger, Foreword. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1995. ISBN 0-570-04800-1.
  • Stöhr, Martin. "Die Juden und Martin Luther," in Kremers, Heinz et al. (eds.) Martin Luther und die Juden; die Juden und Martin Luther. Neukirchener publishing house, Neukirchen Vluyn 1985, 1987 (2. Edition). p. 90.
  • Smith, Preserved.
  • Tjernagel, Neelak S. Martin Luther and the Jewish People. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1985. ISBN 0-8100-0213-2
  • Todd, John M. Luther: A Life. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 1982. ISBN 0-8245-0479-8 (Also at [2])
  • Triglot Concordia. Tr. and ed. W. H. T. Dau and G. F. Bente. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921.
  • Westerholm, Stephen. Israel's Law and the Church's Faith. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1988. ISBN 0-8028-0288-5
  • Spaeth, Adolph. An Original Account of Luther's death, Recently Discovered in the Krauth Memorial Library, Mount Airy, [reprint from The Lutheran church review, v. 29, no. 2, pp. 313–325] (1910) [3]



  • 1953: Martin Luther, theatrical film, with Niall MacGinnis as Luther; directed by Irving Pichel. Academy Award nominations for black & white cinematography and art/set direction. Re-released in 2002 on DVD in 4 languages.
  • 1974: Luther, theatrical film (MPAA rating: PG), with Stacy Keach as Luther. Adapted from John Osborne's play.
  • 1981: Where Luther Walked, documentary featuring the late Roland Bainton as guide and narrator, directed by Ray Christensen (VHS released in 1992), ISBN 1-56364-012-0
  • 1983: Martin Luther: Heretic, TV presentation with Jonathan Pryce as Luther, directed by Norman Stone.
  • 1983: Martin Luther: An Eye on Augsburg, a film funded by the Northern Illinois District of the LCMS with Rev. Robert Clausen as Luther.
  • 2001: Opening the Door to Luther, travelogue hosted by Rick Steves. Sponsored by the ELCA.
  • 2002: Martin Luther, a historical film from the Lion TV/PBS Empires series, with Timothy West as Luther, narrated by Liam Neeson and directed by Cassian Harrison.
  • 2003: Luther, theatrical release (MPAA rating: PG-13), with Joseph Fiennes as Luther and directed by Eric Till. Partially funded by American and German Lutheran groups.

Online information on Luther and his work

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