Few are the foreheads which like Shakespeare's or Melancthon
's rise so high, and descend so low, that the eyes themselves seem clear, eternal, tideless mountain lakes; and all above them in the forehead's wrinkles, you seem to track the antlered thoughts descending there to drink, as the Highland hunters track the snow prints of the deer.
Martin Luther translated twenty of these fables, and was urged by Melancthon
to complete the whole; while Gottfried Arnold, the celebrated Lutheran theologian, and librarian to Frederick I, king of Prussia, mentions that the great Reformer valued the Fables of Aesop next after the Holy Scriptures.
One of these egotists was addressed in the lines following, by Agamemnon Melancthon
Stewart begins with 'From Last Judgement to Leviathan: The Semiotics of Collective Temporality in Early Modern England', which has the widest formal scope of all the collection's essays, including study of paintings by Hans Memling and woodcut illustrations of Melancthon
. Whilst interesting, most of his analysis focuses on the pleating time through a religious lens.
At times of discouragement, Luther would sometimes turn to his young friend Melancthon
, saying, 'Let's sing the Forty-sixth Psalm.
Ed is a resident of Shelburne, Ontario, right on the border with Melancthon
, where he and his wife own Black Earth Music and Pottery.
Lee, Luther Martin, George Mason, Spencer Roane, and Melancthon
In The Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton puts this succinctly in a section on the "Anatomy of the Soul" (and here he draws primarily on Philip Melancthon
): the successive actions of the understanding, he writes, are "apprehension, composition, division, discoursing ...
The 1579 English translation of Luther's letter came coupled with Philip Melancthon
's divinations on the Pope-Ass, and both prodigies were, as the title of the translation said, "the very foreshewings and tokens of Gods wrath, against blinde, obstinate, and monstrous Papistes." (44) Leaving aside the question of whether Luther and Melancthon
actually believed these prodigious births to be real, we can say with confidence that they exploited the discourse of prodigies to communicate their theological polemic to Europe and to stigmatize their enemies as deformed monsters.
Karmiris,"Luther and Melancthon
on the Orthodox Church," Theologia 34:1 (1963), 15 (in Greek).
Deftly dealing in the social media of that day, Luther's images were broadcast by such renowned German artists as Lucas Cranach, and his philosophy interpreted by such theologians as Melancthon