November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday - Martin Luther

"The multitude of books is a great evil. 
There is no limit to this fever for writing. 
... I wish that all my books were consigned 
to perpetual oblivion."
- Martin Luther
 
Happy Birthday to theologian Martin Luther, born on this date in 1483.He's best known as the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation, but he was also an extraordinarily productive writer.  
 
Toward the end of his life, he was so overwhelmed by the scope of the protestant revolution he had caused that he stayed out of the limelight, at home in Germany, raising a family, gardening, and playing music.