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New edition of "bestseller": printing of new Luther Bible starts. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm

The new Luther Bible is to appear in October, to launch the Reformation anniversary year. Theologians have thoroughly revised the 1984 text and made many changes. The powerful language of Martin Luther is to be retained in the new edition.

 

Gauck praises significance of the Reformation for Germany. Joachim Gauck

The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, paid tribute to the significance of the Reformation for Germans. "Without the Reformation Germany would be a different country altogether. In fact, Germany would not exist in its current form without the Reformation," said Gauck in the City Church of Wittenberg at the opening of the Council meeting of the Lutheran World Federation (LWB). 

 

An organ for Lima. The German-speaking Evangelical Lutheran congregation in Lima

In Germany, hearing an organ at a service is almost as normal as the sermon or the Lord's Prayer. In Peru things are different. The German-speaking Evangelical Lutheran congregation in the capital Lima has acquired a new instrument - the first organ built in Peru for over 50 years. Consequently the consecration of the organ at a service at the end of May was a special event.

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Reformation anniversary

The Reformation of Martin Luther and other prominent theologians of the early 16th century have not only brought up the evangelical churches but also a new era of history. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 will be a prominent event to deepen the awareness of the importance of this historical change.

Reformation anniversary: Luther 2017

 

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