The Reformation Trail Series #19 - Martin Luther The Man and His WorkISBN: 9781772980189
Luther's marriage raise a great hue and cry. The union of a renegade monk with an escaped nun, violating as it did their own personal vows, and ecclesiastical and civil law as well, seemed to many to throw a sinister light upon the whole reform movement. Now, they declared, the significance of the Reformation was revealed to all the world, and it was clear what Luther had in mind from the beginning. Satirical attacks appeared in great numbers. Slanderous tales were spread about him and his bride. Even many of his friends were thrown into consternation, and feared he had dealt a death-blow to the cause. The lawyer Jerome Schurf, when he heard the rumour that Luther was contemplating marriage, remarked: "If this monk takes a wife, the whole world and the devil himself will laugh, and all the work he has accomplished will come to nothing". Others, though wishing to see him married, regretted he had chosen Kathe rather than some woman of wealth and position.
|Number of Pages:||460|
|Author:||McGiffert, Arthur C.|