Read Luther’s letter about plague

Last week, we published an article on what to do when you can’t flee the plague. Much of the advice and encouragement we offered grew out of an open letter written by Martin Luther. In 1527, Luther wrote the letter “Whether one may flee from a deadly plague” as the bubonic plague passed through Wittenberg.

We are sharing Luther’s letter here — free of charge — with permission from Fortress Press. We hope it provides you some comfort during this time of uncertainty. Remember, in all things, cling to Christ. Cling to the One who chose to die for you, who paid the price for your sin, so that you might not fear.

Martin Luther, “Whether one may flee from a deadly plague.”


Reprinted with permission of Fortress Press.

Martin Luther, Luther’s Works, Vol. 43: Devotional Writings II, ed. Jaroslav Jan Pelikan, Hilton C. Oswald and Helmut T. Lehmann, vol. 43 (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1999), 119–38.

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