"Written around 1350 by an anonymous author, this is a simple yet profound book about life in God as it translates into life in the world. This translation was based on the Reformer's [Martin Luther] edition of 1518."
Martin Luther is not the author of this work. This translation is based upon the edition of this anonymous work that Luther helped publish and that is why he is listed as a person of primary responsibility for the Paulist Press edition of Theologica Germanica. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theologia_Germanica.
Martin Luther is the author of "Theologia Germanica". In the Paulist Press edition, this work was translated by Bengt Hoffman.
This is a simple yet very profound book about life in God as it translates into life in the world. It was written around 1350 by an anonymous author. This translation has been entitled The Theologia Germanica of Martin Luther since it is based on the Reformer's edition of 1518. Luther wrote: "next to the Bible and St. Augustine, no other book has come to my attention from which I have learned-and desired to learn-more concerning God, Christ, man and what all things are." Bengt Hoffman in his Foreword says, "Luther's kinship with this book and with Johann Tauler, as well as with some other mystics of the late Middle Ages, suggests a union in the Body of Christ, transcending ecclesial boundaries, through sapientia experimentalis, the heart's knowledge of Christ's presence here and now."
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