Law Religion Culture Review

Exploring the intersections of law, religion and culture. Copyright by Richard J. Radcliffe. All rights reserved.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Luther on Lawyers.

Martin Luther: "Every lawyer is either a good-for-nothing or a know-nothing. If a lawyer wants to dispute this, tell him, 'You hear? A lawyer shouldn't talk until a sow breaks wind!' Then he should say 'Thank you, dear grandmother, I haven't heard a sermon in a long time!'..."

(J. Pelikan and H. Lehman, eds., Luther's Works: American Edition, Vol. 54, no. 5663.)