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illustrated.1917 Excerpt: ... THE YEAR 5673--A RESUME. THE review
of last year published in these columns, began with a quotation
from St. Augustine. It is just a mere accident, that this year's
review will begin with a quotation from Martin Luther, Augustine's
most consistent disciple. That fatalism of Augustine, seeing in
immorality a mere disease, in Luther, as is often the case, was
coupled with an exactly opposite idea. He was the advocate of
rebellion against authority. "Councils may err, and councils have
erred," he said in his famous address before the Reichstag, April
18, 1521. This conviction that a view is not true, though at one
time it was generally held, is more strongly presented by Goethe,
"The Great Heathen," who said: "Es erben sich Gesetz' und Rechte
wie eine ew'ge Krankheit fort." This great genius, like Luther,
shows his limitation. Luther, the rebel against authority, approved
of the burning of Servetus, who only consistently carried out
Luther's principles, when he denied Trinity. Goethe, who speaks of
law as an inherited disease, which is different from that only true
law which is born with us, is happy, when he hears that the new
ruler of his native city retained in the new legislation many of
the disabilities of the Jews.1 The American Israelite, October 2-9,
1913. 1Mitteilungen aus dem Verein zur Bekaempfung des
Antisemitismus, 1899, p. 258. Ludwig Geiger: Goethe, Bettina und
die Frankfurter Juden in: Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums,
1903,0.474-477. Germany is entering into an era of centenaries.
Breslau has already celebrated the liberation from the yoke of the
Corsican despot. Bavaria gave a great state's affair in the hall
erected in memory of the fiftieth anniversary of the event, and we
may suppose that the anniversary of the battle of Leipsic will be
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