Writings of Martin Luther

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This reading list was prepared for a directed study on Martin Luther and his theology. The total reading list is 2477 pages and is intended to be completed in a four credit hour, one semester, master's level course. The readings are in five groupings loosely based on subject with the purpose of five reflection papers - one for each group. All of Luther's writings are from "Luther's Works", a 55 volume set. It is available either on CD-ROM or in print from Amazon.com. On the right hand side you will find links to five short papers intended to provide a reflection on these readings and Luther's theology. Happy Reading!

Luther's Works on CD-ROM

Introduction to Martin Luther
"Here I Stand" by Roland H. Bainton

Luther's Early Career (Reading: 383 pgs)
Disputation Against Scholastic Theology (Vol 21 pp 3-17 - 14 pgs)
Ninety-Five Thesis (Vol 31 pp 17-35 - 18 pgs)
Heidelberg Disputation (Vol 31 pp 36-71 - 35 pgs)
Explanations of the Ninety-Five Thesis (Vol 31 pp 76-252 - 176 pgs)
Proceedings at Augsburg (Vol 31 pp 253-293 - 40 pgs)
The Leipzig Debate (Vol 31 pp 307-326 - 19 pgs)
Freedom of the Christian Man (Vol 31 pp 327-378 - 51 pgs)
Luther at the Diet of Worms (Vol 32 pp 101-133 - 32 pgs)

Paper 2 - Church and Society (Reading: 281 pgs)
Against the Roman Papacy An Institution of the Devel (Vol 41 pp 257-379 - 122 pgs)
Address to the German Nobility (Vol 44 pp 115-218 - 103 pgs)
Temporal Authority - To What Extent it Should Be Obeyed (Vol 45 pp 75-131 - 56 pgs)

Paper 3 - Romans (Reading: 523 pgs)
Lectures on Romans (Vol 25 pp 1-523 - 523)

Paper 4 - Salvation and Free Will (Reading: 475 pgs)
Bondage of the Will (Vol 33 pp 15-295 - 280 pgs)
The Disputation Concerning Man (Vol 34 pp 133-144 11 pgs)
The Disputation Concerning Justification (Vol 34 pp 145-196 - 51 pgs)
The Three Symbols or Creeds of the Christian Faith (Vol 34 pp 197-230 - 33 pgs)
Treatise on Good Works (Vol 44 pp 15-115 - 100 pgs)

Paper 5 - Luther On Sacraments (Reading: 512 pgs)
The Sacrament of Penance (Vol 35 pp 3-22 - 19 pgs)
The Holy and Blessed Sacrament of Baptism (Vol 35 pp 23-44 - 21 pgs)
Luther's Large Catechism - Baptism (Large Catechism: 4, 1-86 - 86 pgs)
Concerning Rebaptism (Vol 40 pp 225-262 - 37 pgs)
The Blessed Sacrament of the Holy and True Body of Christ (Vol 35 pp 45-75 - 30 pgs)
A Treatise on the New Testament, that is, the Holy Mass (Vol 35 pp 75-113 - 28 pgs)
Babylonian Captivity (Vol 36 pp 11-125 - 114 pgs)
The Misuse of the Mass Vol 36 pp127-231 - 104 pgs)
Receiving Both Kinds in the Sacrament (Vol 36 pp 231-269 - 38 pgs)
The Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ - Against the Fanatics (Vol 36 pp 329-364 - 35 pgs)

Papers on Martin Luther's Writings and Theology