a flaming, peerless oratory. The advent of the three Zwickau prophets (27 Dec.) with their communistic ideas, direct personal communication with God, extreme subjectivism in Bible interpretation, all of which impressed Melancthon forcibly, only added fuel to galileo and the Leaning Tower the already fiercely burning flame. Wilson, 153, 170; Marius, 155. He sent Martin to Latin schools in Mansfeld, then Magdeburg in 1497, where he attended a school operated by a lay group called the Brethren of the Common Life, and Eisenach in 1498. Louis, Volume 7,. . These again showed his intuitional apprehension of the racial susceptibilities of the people and his opportune political sagacity in enlisting the forces of the princes.
Again, many of the conceded points, some of them a surprising and startling character, even abstracting from their suspected ambiguity, were in such diametric conflict with the past teaching and preaching of the petitioners, even in contradiction to their written and oral communications passing. The "gospel he now sees, "cannot be introduced without tumult, scandal, and rebellion "the word of God is a sword, a war, a destruction, a scandal, a ruin, a poison" (De Wette,. His main interest was centered on the prophecy reaction Paper in A Good Man is Hard to Find of the Little Horn in Daniel 8:912, 2325. Its linguistic merits were indisputable; its influence on national literature most potent. Human beings could learn about God only through divine revelation, he believed, and Scripture therefore became increasingly important to him.