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Luther's Lives: Two Contemporary Accounts of Martin Luther

Ralph Keen and Thomas D. Frazel


This book presents a contemporary, eyewitness account of the life of Martin Luther translated into English. Johannes Cochlaeus (1479–1552) was present in the great hall at the Diet of Worms on April 18, 1521 when Luther made his famous declaration before Emperor Charles V: ‘Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen’. Afterward, Cochlaeus sought Luther out, met him at his inn, and privately debated with him. Luther wrote of Cochlaeus, ‘may God long preserve this most pious man, born to guard and teach the Gospel of His church, together with His word, Amen’. However, the confrontation l ... More

Keywords: Martin Luther, Johannes Cochlaeus, Diet of Worms, Emperor Charles V, Peasant's War, Melanchthon, reformers of Augsburg, printing press, Cologne, William Tyndale

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719061042
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719061042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph Keen, author

Thomas D. Frazel, author