Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody.
i. Hymn Books.
1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >
Paraphraser: Ford Lewis Battles
Battles, Ford Lewis. (Erie, Pennsylvania, 1915--Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1979). West Virginia University, B.A.; Tufts College, M.A. Studied at Oxford with C.S. Lewis as a Rhodes Scholar. Air Force Intelligence during World War II, and taught English at West Virginia University before completing his Ph.D. in church history at Hartford Seminary. Professor of church history at Hartford from 1950 to 1967, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary from 1967 to 1978, and then Calvin Theological Seminary.
--Seminary News, Calvin Theological Seminary, including all addresses given at his funeral. DNAH Archives Go to person page >
Paraphraser: Marion Davis Battles
Wife of Ford Lewis Battles. She graduated from Tuft's University and earned a Master's degree from Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy. She specialized in the human rights of prisoner's of war at the close of World War II. She participated in the International Communities of Calvin Scholars and was a pianist.
Dianne Shapiro, from obituary published in "Hartford Courant" accessed online 12-1-2018 at www.courant.com Go to person page >