Close friend of Martin Luther, important co-laborer in the Reformation, and talented scholar sometimes called “the teacher of Germany,” Philip Melanchthon occupies an essential place within the history of Protestantism. Church historian Philip Schaff once noted that “without Luther the Reformation would never have taken hold of the common people; without Melanchthon it would never have succeeded among the scholars of Germany.”
Despite his crucial role, Melanchthon is far more obscure in the minds of most Christians. In this collection, scholars approach this gap, bringing his important contributions out from the shadows. Here you’ll find a gathering of works that examine Melanchthon’s life and works from a variety of perspectives, and situate him within the historical context. With this assemblage of classic biographies, you’ll gain detailed insight into the mind, experiences, and work of an indispensable figure in Lutheran history.
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Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560), born Philipp Schwartzerdt, was a German reformer and scholar. He was educated at Heidelberg and Tübingen, before accepting a position at the University of Wittenberg, where he became professor of Greek. A close friend of and collaborator with Martin Luther, Melanchthon was the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation as well as the intellectual leader of the Lutheran Reformation. Alongside Luther, he is a primary founder of Lutheranism.