Psalms and the Reformation

Discussion in 'OT Wisdom Literature' started by Eoghan, Apr 9, 2019.

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  1. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

    I read or heard somewhere that it was the Psalms which drove Luther to Romans and precipitated the Reformation.

    Anyone know where I can confirm this? I am currently on Psalm 15 and can see why this might drive you to Romans.
  2. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Senior

    I cannot answer your question, but I have heard that the translation of the Psalter into Dutch was hugely impactful in the Reformation in the Netherlands.

    I have often thought that there should be a study of psalmody in the history of Reformation (and other revival movements). There's nothing quite like getting God's people singing the psalms.
  3. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    Psalm 32 would certainly drive you to Romans:

    Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
    whose sin is covered.
    Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
    and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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