Martin Luther and the Freedom of a Christian with Robert Kolb
In this episode of the podcast KLC Associate Fellow Dr Temitope Noah joins us to have a conversation with Dr Robert Kolb, author of the new translation of Martin Luther’s seminal work, On the Freedom of the Christian, with Crossway.
From Crossway: “Originally published in 1520, The Freedom of a Christian is one of Martin Luther’s most well-known and enduring treatises. In it, the German Reformer examines Christian ethics and how justification by faith alone impacts the liberty of believers. He famously writes, “A Christian is a free lord of everything and subject to no one. A Christian is a willing servant of everything and subject to everyone.” Luther also further develops ideas and doctrines that were key to the Reformation, such as the priesthood of all believers and union with Christ.”
The impact of Luther, and this particular book, on the Christian faith historically and today, is difficult to overstate. In this conversation we discuss both the man, “warts and all”, and this important work, exploring its significance for Christians today. As Dr Kolb wonderfully states, Luther argues in the book that, ultimately, Christ has freed us from Sin and Death, and freed us for service to our neighbour. All this and more on today’s episode of Christianity for the Everyday.
The Freedom of a Christian: A New Translation, by Martin Luther, translated from the German by Robert Kolb: https://www.crossway.org/books/the-freedom-of-a-christian-tpb/.