On Friday, June 16, as on the previous day, interest focused on the impact of the Wittenberg Reformation on England. Another example of the networks that connected Wittenberg to the rest of Europe was Robert Barnes. He was in close contact with the Wittenberg reformers and had his first works printed here. When he was executed in London in 1540, Luther published his Confession in a German translation. This version is an important addition to the version circulated in England. A comparison of the two versions shows that neither can easily be considered authentic and that the German translation deserves greater consideration.
The Student Fellow presentation by Nathan Garnett (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky) analyzed the image of Anabaptists in Luther’s Wittenberg sermons on the Sermon on the Mount from 1530 to 1532. Sources from the Anabaptist movement in the 1520s show that Luther had demonstrable statements and practices in mind.