Martin Chemnitz (1522-86) was one of the principle figures in the Lutheran Reformation. A good case could be made that he is the person most responsible for the defense and promotion of the true Orthodox Lutheran faith after Martin Luther. Chemitz was the son-in-law and student of Philip Melanchthon.
Melanchthon himself was one of Luther’s chief aids, and was responsible for the writing of the Augsburg Confession, the Apology to the Augsburg Confession, and the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope.In the times of crisis after Martin Luther’s death, Chemnitz was able with a handful of others to produce the Lutheran Book of Concord. Chemnitz was himself responsible for much of the Formula . . . Read All