An Image of Luther for Today: The Catechetical Luther

Mary Jane Haemig

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2016

Issue: Reformation Now (Vol. 36, No 2, Spring, 2016)

Lutherans and other Protestants live with Martin Luther as a part of their heritage. Images of him are unavoidable. The image of Luther as catechist offers example and spur. His tireless efforts to teach the Christian faith to all people, not just the academic and learned, should guide us today. The message embodied in his catechisms offers to us purpose, reconciliation, consolation, and hope.

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