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Martin Luther. Bible translator, illustrator and publisher: 500 years

Union Admin

Union Admin

Martin Luther. Bible translator, illustrator and publisher: 500 years

Union Theological College Faculty are planning a Conference and Exhibitions in September 2022 to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s September Testament in Leipzig in 1522.

For twenty-five years, until his death in 1546, Martin Luther was active as a translator, illustrator and publisher of vernacular Scripture - a less-well-known aspect of the Reformer’s life and work. This international conference aims to commemorate and assess Luther’s achievements for the New Testament and Bible in German, but also to explore the impact of his legacy upon the Bible in other European languages and upon Bible translation, production and use down to our day.

In tandem with the conference, the College’s Gamble Library will be curating exhibitions of some early Bibles and related books from its Special Collections, as well as material specifically relating to Luther’s project.

A Call for Papers for the conference is available to view here. Further details of the project will be added from time to time.