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 Eine Heerpredigt wider den Türcken
(484 words)

Eine Heerpredigt wider den Türcken

‘Muster-sermon against the Turks’

Martin Luther

Date: 1529

Original Language: German


This muster-sermon was written in the aftermath of the siege of Vienna in 1529. Its 37 pages (in the modern critical edition) are divided into two distinct parts. The first half presents an apocalyptic interpretation of the rise and expansion of the Ottoman Empire based on Luther’s exegesis of Daniel 7, …

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Francisco, Adam S., “ Eine Heerpredigt wider den Türcken”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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