Luther in the Garden of Eden: His Commentary on Genesis 1-3

Lester Meyer

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1984

Issue: Cosmos and Creation (Vol. 4, No 4, Fall, 1984)

Martin Luther was an academic with a doctorate in biblical studies; virtually his entire career was spent as professor of Bible at the University of Wittenberg. His Lectures on Genesis constitute the major professorial output of his latter years and represent his mature thought. This article concerns itself with Luther’s treatment of Genesis 1-3, first singling out a number of major themes and then identifying several principles that underlie his thought about these chapters.

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