This work, which includes the discourses of Martin Luther at his table with Philip Melancthon and other well-known colleagues, is a compendium of the writer's thoughts on many subjects. Table Talk contains Luther's views on numerous points of religion and doctrine as well as a variety of histories, words of comfort, prophecies, and exhortations. With 50 main subjects and hundreds of subtopics, this eBook both encourages our faith and gives us a wealth of insight into the great reformer and what he believed.
Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer. His teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions, as well as the course of Western civilization. Luther's study and research as a Bible professor led him to question the contemporary usage of terms such as penance and righteousness in the Roman Catholic Church. He became convinced that the church had lost sight of what he saw as several of the central truths of Christianity — the most important being the doctrine of justification by faith alone. He began to teach that salvation is a gift of God's grace through Christ received by faith alone. As a result of his lectures on the Psalms and on Paul's letter to the Romans, from 1513-1516, Luther "achieved an exegetical breakthrough, an insight into the all-encompassing grace of God and the all-sufficient merit of Christ."