“We don't need no education.
We don't need no thought control.
No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
Teachers leave them kids alone.”
Luther believed with urgency that every Christian should read and think about the Scriptures for oneself. When that belief grew legs, it walked him through the composition of lectures and two editions of a commentary on Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. Today's episode discusses how Luther handles this Pauline letter. What did he think of it? How did he come at it? How did he explain it? All this and more in our final episode on the works of Martin Luther.
Next time, we discuss the problems of Luther, including his character flaws, the illnesses he suffered, and his death. We're almost at the end of this volume. We're in the home stretch!
An Oral History of the Church is co-hosted by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman. It is edited and produced by Adam Christman.