Lutheran Quarterly

Summer 2021 – Luther In Danish

by Anna Vind

Martin Luther and his work have had tremendous importance in Denmark ever since King Christian III officially introduced the Reformation in 1536. How Luther’s writings found their way into the Danish language between the sixteenth century and today can be sketched, but there is no complete list of Luther texts translated into Danish.1 Geography, politics, nationality, and language all need to be considered. The borders with Germany and Sweden were fluid after the Reformation. The Danish-Swedish border was not established finally until the beginning of the eighteenth century.

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