Facts and Fiction - Legends about Luther
Foto: Wikimedia CommonsThe Luther Chamber on the Wartburg. Good stories are told about the dramatic moments in Luther's life: However, historical evidence for them tends to be sparse. Did the Reformer, during his stay on the Wartburg, really throw his ink well at the devil, because he was disturbed by him during his concentrated work of translating the Bible? And did the famous nailing of the theses to the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg ever happen as it was described – with hammer and nails? The legends about Martin Luther are as famous as his teachings. They have entered the collective memory as exciting scenes or catchy quotes.