Samstag, 8. Oktober 2011

Melanchthon, Luther and Bernard

The most recent issue of Luther Digest has excerpted an article that Franz Posset wrote for the Analecta Cisterciensia back in volume 55 (2005) 301-315. Melanchthon, who was initially not impressed by Bernard, wrote more and more about him after 1530. Posset attributes this increase to conversations Melanchthon had with Luther, who was an ardent admirer of things Cistercian. Luther most admired Bernard's first Sermon on the Annunciation. As a result, Bernard's sermon became a "classic text" for the reform-discourse in the sixteenth century. See Luther Digest 19 (2011) 123-126.

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