Monday, July 02, 2007

#2106-To Johann Lang in Erfurt -( a fragment)

Your Erfurt, as I see it, has encountered and been stupefied by a fatal and sulphurous
lightning strike from which ,as they say , one can neither sleep when drunk nor stay awake when awakened. May God care for it and act so that it does not finally become a Sodom and Capernaum and HE nullifies this strike by His better and stronger lightning.
NOTE: Luther's alma mater in danger of going to hell, one might say? Lang a great classical scholar and formerely a colleague of Luther. This is thought to be in 1534 but no month or day noted. Sulphur may refer to the fire and brimstone on Sodom?

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