Thomas Müntzer and Martin Luther

  title={Thomas M{\"u}ntzer and Martin Luther},
  author={A. Friesen},
  journal={Archiv f{\"u}r Reformationsgeschichte},
  pages={59 - 80}
  • A. Friesen
  • Published 1988
  • History
  • Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte
"In Cristo vale, specimen et lucerna amicorum dei!" With these words of praise Thomas Müntzer concluded his letter of 13 July 1520 to Martin Luther. It is a letter that could only have come from an admirer. Yet within two years the same Thomas Müntzer wrote a friend: "I, for one, have fled the scribes, pharisees and hypocrites [the Wittenberg theologians], Matthew 23, [because] their house is desolate, they do not possess the Holy Spirit." In light of the above, scholars have nearly unanimously… Expand
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