Is the Quran or Bible the Word of God? Christianity or Islam?

Martin Luther, “On war against the Turk” (Vom Kriege wider die Türken), 1528

Martin Luther’s pamphlet On War Against the Turks (1528) is the great reformers response to Islam. In it he rejects crusades. He laments the heartbreak and misery they caused when Islam ought to have been opposed “with the Word and with prayer.” Luther also argued that clergy should preach and pray, not bear arms and fight, “If I were a soldier and saw in the battlefield a priest’s banner or cross, even if it were the very crucifix, I would run away as though the very devil were chasing me.”



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