Luther on Translating the Bible

Mary Jane Haemig

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2011

Issue: Bible Translation (Vol. 31, No 3, Summer, 2011)

Martin Luther—reformer, theologian, exegete, pastor, teacher, and counselor—was also a skilled translator. His defense of his translation of Rom 3:28 ("by faith alone") and of several psalms provides insight into the principles that guided his translation and continue to inform the difficult and necessary work of translation.

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