Luther on Depression (Letter to George Spalatin on Melancholy) Translation from the Latin (WA BR X. No.4021) by Elmore Leske. (2013, August).Edited and revised by Stephen Pietsch (2013, August).

I deeply sympathise with you, my dearest Spalatin, and I pray to the Lord that he may Strengthen and cheer you. As I enquire what kind of malady you are suffering from, I am told that some think you are plagued by a depressed spirit because of the unfortunate case of the pastor who has married the step-mother of his deceased wife.


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