Luther-Translated Bible, Eisenach, Germany, 1983

Photograph by James L. Amos

A copy of the Bible translated from Greek to German by religious reformer Martin Luther in 1521 lies open to the New Testament in a dimly lit room in Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany. Luther lived incognito at the castle for nearly a year after he was declared an outlaw by the Roman emperor for refusing to recant his Reformation writings.

—Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "The World of Luther," October 1983, National Geographic magazine

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