CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – April 19 – Philipp Melanchthon

phillip-melancthan-nickwalters.orgCHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – One of the not-as-famous leaders of the Protestant Reformation was Philipp Melanchthon. Melanchthon was, like his mentor Martin Luther, a professor at the university in Wittenberg and is the person credited with teaching Luther Greek and encouraging Luther to translate the Bible into German. He also played a key role after Luther’s death in smoothing over the divisions that began among Protestants over issues like infant baptism. He wrote the great Augsburg Confession in 1530 and all this before his death on April 19, 1560.

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