Gruber 135 Widder die hymelischen propheten, von den bildern und Sacrament ec. Martinus Luther. Wittemberg. Wittenberg: Cranach & Döring, 1525. (Against the Heavenly Prophets in the Matter of Images and Sacraments). Aland 588; Benzing 2087; WA 18.37-125; Luther's Works 40:75-223. Wider die himmlischen Propheten, von den Bildern und Sakrament. Click to enlarge thumbnail.
Gruber 134 Widder die hymelischen propheten, von den bildern und Sacrament ec. Martinus Luther... Wittemberg. Wittenberg: Cranach & Döring, 1525. (Luther, Against the Heavenly Prophets, 1525) Aland 588; Benzing 2087; Luther's Works 40:75-143. Click to enlarge thumbnail.
Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt had been dismissed from his post at Wittenberg, but continued to get into trouble everywhere. He attacked images in the churches, spiritualized the presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper, and disparaged the entire system of education as the pretentious adversary of a simple trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is a long and vigorous polemic against Karlstadt. Karlstadt and his companions are the "heavenly prophets." Even Melanchthon complained about the violence of Luther's style. When Karlstadt was fleeing from the Peasant's War a few months later, he knocked at the door on Luther's wedding night and Luther gave him shelter.
"It was not a question of Luther's or Karlstadt's opinions of each other, but a question of the unshakeable basis on which the Reformation could withstand attacks from both Rome and Zurich and thus hope to provide for future generations a firm foundation of faith." Luther's Works 40:77.
Gruber 138 Das ander teyl widder die hymlischen propheten vom Sacrament. Martinus Luther... Wittemberg. Wittenberg: Cranach & Döring, 1525. Benzing 2097; WA 18.126-214. Luther's Works 40:144-233. See also Gruber 134-135. Click to enlarge thumbnail.
Gruber 148 Enchiridion Geystlicher gesenge und psalme...Martini Luther. Erfurt, 1525. Gedruckt zu Erffurd durch Johannem Loersfelt zu der Sonne bey S. Michel, 1525. Benzing 3585; WA 35.338-345; Luther's Works, 53. (Handbook of Spiritual Songs). Click to enlarge thumbnail.
The Erfurt Enchiridion contains three chorales adapted from Sequences, Tropes, and Gregorian chants: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland = Come, the Heathen's Healing Light WA 35.430-431; Luther's Works 53:235-236 (LBW 28), Christum Wir sollen loben schon = Jesus We Now Must Laud and Sing WA 35.431-433; Luther's Works 53:237-239, and Komm, Gott Schöpfer heiliger Geist = Come, God Creator Holy Ghost WA 35.446-447; Luther's Works 53:260-262 (LBW 473), which are translations, respectively, of the Latin hymns Veni, Redemptor Genitum (ascribed to Saint Ambrose), A solis ortus Cardine (written by Sedulius in the Fifth Century), and Veni, Creator Spiritus (ascribed to Saint Gregory). Also includes May God Bestow on Us His Grace (LBW 335).
Gruber 189 Autograph notes on Isaiah 9:2-7. German. Facsimile 1525-1526. WA XIX 147-148. Typed transcription.
The Gruber Collection was assembled by L. Franklin Gruber, President of Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, Maywood, Illinois.
Annotation prepared by Ralph W Klein