Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther


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When Martin Luther promulgated his “95 Theses” 1n 1517, he probably did not envision the initiation of the historical division of the indivisible Church, beginning what we now know as the Protestant Reformation. For his opposition to such practices as indulgences and Papal infallibility, he was excommunicated by Pope Leo X, and later, at the Diet of Worms, was declared an outlaw of the state. Luther made use of the new printing technology of Gutenberg to disseminate his writings. The first publication of his “Table Talk” (Colloquia Mensalia) was in 1566 arranged into 80 chapters. The complete work was published in Stuttgart and Leipzig in 1836 in the equivalent of 2,780 pages. Captain Henry Bell undertook the translation of these selections from the high German and published it in 1561. The topics are drawn from conversation with many of the great minds of Luther’s day and cover topics from The Word of God to Imperial Diets. - Summary by Larry Wilson (3 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Introduction 4:44 Read by Larry Wilson
Testimony of Joannes Aurifaber 3:11 Read by Larry Wilson
Captain Henry Bell's Narrative 14:07 Read by Larry Wilson
A Copy of the Order from the House of Commons 1:41 Read by Larry Wilson
Of the Word of God Part I 14:39 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Of the Word of God Part II 17:15 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Of the Word of God Part III 19:38 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Of God's Work Part I 15:05 Read by Bill Mosley
Of God's Work Part II 15:24 Read by Bill Mosley
Of the Nature of the World Part I 12:11 Read by Devorah Allen
Of the Nature of the World Part II 12:49 Read by Devorah Allen
Of the Lord Christ 16:45 Read by Bill Mosley
Of Sins and of Free-will 3:26 Read by Phil Schempf
Brief Sentences of the Catechism 10:04 Read by DrPGould
Of the Law and the Gospels 16:46 Read by DrPGould
Of Prayer 21:01 Read by Larry Wilson
Of the Confessions and Constancy of the Doctrine 3:24 Read by DrPGould
Of Imperial Diets Part I 11:49 Read by Mark Warner
Of Imperial Diets Part II 11:47 Read by Mark Warner