Gruber 127 Das Magnificat Vorteutschet und auszgelegt durch D. Martinum luther Aug. Vuittemberg. Wittenberg: Melchior Lotter, 1521. Aland 444; Benzing 855; WA 7.538-604; Luther's Works, 21:295-358. Das Magnificat verdeutschet und ausgelegt. Click to enlarge thumbnail.
Gruber 133 Das Magnificat Vorteutschet und auszgelegt durch D. Martinum luther Aug. Wittenberg: Melchior Lotter the Younger, 1521. (Exposition of the Magnificat). Benzing 855; Luther's Works, 21:295-358.
Dedicating this commentary to the young Duke John Frederick, soon to become elector of Saxony, Luther expounds Mary's song as a model of humble, firm faith and of upright responsible life. Mary is not the recipient of prayer, but she accompanies those who are praying to Christ.
Luther began this exposition in November 1520, but it was completed at the Wartburg by March 10, 1521. Click to enlarge thumbnail.
Gruber 128 Ad Librum Eximii Magisri Nostri Magistri Ambrosii Catharini Defensoris Silvesri Prieratis Acerrimi Responsio Martini Luthri. Wittembergae... Wittenberg: Melchior Loltter, 1521. Benzing 880; WA 7.698-778.
The Gruber Collection was assembled by L. Franklin Gruber, President of Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, Maywood, Illinois.
Annotation prepared by Ralph W Klein