Commemoration of Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor

Today marks the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther (1483-1546).  From Murray's A Year with the Church Fathers: Martin Luther, born on 10 November 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, initially began studies leading toward a degree in law. However, after a close encounter with death, he switched to the study of theology, entered an Augustinian monastery, was ordained … Continue reading Commemoration of Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor

Commemoration of Philipp Melanchthon (birth), Confessor

  Today marks the birth of the early Lutheran confessor, Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560).  In his A Year With the Church Fathers, Scott R. Murray describes him thus: Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) was a brilliant student of the classics and a humanist scholar.  In 1518, he was appointed to teach along with Martin Luther at the University of … Continue reading Commemoration of Philipp Melanchthon (birth), Confessor

Reblogged: Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Theologian (Aardvark Alley)

My unabashed reposting of other people's material continues with Orycteropus Afer's post for yesterday's commemoration of Martin Chemnitz, the "Second Martin" of the Lutheran Reformation.  See an excerpt below after the jump. Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Theologian (November 9) + Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Theologian + 9 November AD 1522 – 8 April AD 1586 Today … Continue reading Reblogged: Martin Chemnitz, Pastor and Theologian (Aardvark Alley)

Reblogged: Gustavus Adolphus II, King and Confessor (from Aardvark Alley)

Orycteropus Afer over on Aardvark Alley has some great daily posts for feast days and commemorations, especially as regards people important to the history of the early Church and the Reformation.  Today happens to be the commemoration of King Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden, who fought valiantly during the Thirty Years' War "so that the … Continue reading Reblogged: Gustavus Adolphus II, King and Confessor (from Aardvark Alley)