Explore and evaluate The Weimar Edition of Luthers Werke

Luther's_WerkeThe Fuller community is invited to explore and evaluate The Weimar Edition of Luthers Werke published in electronic format by ProQuest with the cooperation and support of the publishers Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger Weimar GmbH & Co.

Luthers Werke, the complete collection of Luther’s writings, is one of the largest editions of any individual author ever created. This monumental work, of which the first volume was published in 1883, consists of over 117 quarto volumes and is now published in full. The database provides an indispensable historical-critical material for theologians, historians, linguists and literary critics researching  Luther’s life and work. (Chadwyck.com)

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5 responses to “Explore and evaluate The Weimar Edition of Luthers Werke

  1. Oddly enough only yesterday I was pleased to discover the text of WA at http://www.lutherdansk.dk/WA/D.%20Martin%20Luthers%20Werke,%20Weimarer%20Ausgabe%20-%20WA.htm
    That is free; presumably this version costs money? Does it have more?
    John Goldingay

    • Daniela Matei

      Yes, the link looks like a good compilation of the free content on the Internet Archives and Google books. I did not know about the site, but have seen some of the individual Internet Archives books. It is nice that someone had taken the time to compile the list.

      However, at first glance, it looks like the free site does not provide access to the complete works. For instance, If you compare the Table of Contents from the commercial site with the listings from the free web version, you can see that the free version stops at Schriften 5 while last Schriften for the commercial one is 69. I think it is true to Briefwechsel as well.
      Daniela Matei

  2. Daniela Matei

    I guess I cannot get the spelling right at one time (smile)

  3. FOR THM AND PHD STUDENTS WRITING IN CHURCH HISTORY, HISTORICAL THEOLOGY, AND DOCTRINALTHEOLOGY, THE USE OF THE *WEIMAR AUGSGABE* (*WA*), THE GERMAN CRITICAL EDITION OF LUTHER’S WORKS, IS REQUIRED FOR ALL DISSERTATIONS AND SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS THAT USE LUTHER’S WORKS. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO USE THE AMERICAN TRANSLATIONS OF LUTHER’S WORKS (*LW*)

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