1533 Philip Melanchthon Romans Commentary RARE!!! $1,600.00 SOLD
1533 Philip Melanchthon Romans Commentary -Extremely Rare!!!
Octavo 6" x 4" x 1-1/2" thick
Great condition! Especially for being nearly 500 years old.
Melanchthon's commentary written in Latin with the Greek text of Romans at the rear- a must for any Reformation collector.
Philip Melanchthon (aka Melanchton, Melancthon) (1497-1560) known as the Quiet Reformer and good friends with Martin Luther.
Melanchthon began teaching Greek at the Wittemberg University in 1518 and helped Martin Luther translate the New Testament from the original Greek into the German tongue in 1521. Through the years, Melanchthon lectured on books of the Bible at the Wittemberg University, and was a vital, influential part of the sixteenth century Reformation.
Martin Luther admired Melanchthon immensely and was recorded in his famous Table Talk saying, "The student of theology has the Bible, ... next he has Melanchthon's Loci Communes... afterwards he may study Melanchthon's commentary on Romans, and mine on the Galatians."
Christianity would not be the same today if it were not for the contributions of this great Reformer.