A first edition of Luther’s classic treatise “The Freedom of a Christian,” dated 1520, has been discovered in a library in France. It contains annotations in red ink in Luther’s hand, indicating the changes he wanted to make in future editions. As far as I can tell, those annotations have not yet been published, but we should watch for them.
Thanks to Anthony Sacramone for drawing this to my attention. Read his discussion of this find and of the book itself. If you only read one book by Luther, read this one. It is Luther at his very best, unpacking the Gospel, the freedom we have in Christ, his neighbor-centered ethic, and vocation. [Read more…]