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 Vermahnung zum Gebet wider den Türcken
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Vermahnung zum Gebet wider den Türcken

‘Appeal for prayer against the Turks’

Martin Luther

Date: 1541

Original Language: German


This 40-page appeal was written at the request of the Saxon princes. The Ottomans had recently occupied Hungary and war was inevitable. The princes wanted Luther not only to appeal to Germans to pray for the imminent conflict but also to build the morale of the people and encourage those …

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Francisco, Adam S., “ Vermahnung zum Gebet wider den Türcken”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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