“A few apples” by Martin Luther

“Divine Scripture is a very fertile tree and there is no branch which I have not shaken with my own hands and knocked down a few apples.”

–Martin Luther, Off the Record With Martin Luther: An Original Translation of the Table Talks, trans. and ed. Charles Daudert (Kalamazoo, MI: Hansa-Hewlett, 2009), entry no. 5355, p. 163.


Filed under Bible, Christian Theology, Eat This Book, Martin Luther, Quotable Quotes, Reading

2 responses to ““A few apples” by Martin Luther

  1. Ann

    this made me chuckle


  2. Nice visual: an Augustinian monk vigorously shaking every fruited tree branch! Luther’s quote is raining apples into my mind.

    Isaac Newton did the same thing and it earned him a knighthood.


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