Philipp Melanchthon: Luther’s Less Feisty Successor

On Today in Church His-Story (Episode 17), the life and legacy of Philipp Melanchthon is considered. Although very close friends with Luther, indeed serving as Luther’s successor, Melanchthon possessed a different temperament and perspective than his mentor. Viewed with a degree of suspicion, and surrounded by some level of controversy, Melanchthon is still considered one of the premier Reformers of the Protestant Reformation. He was a man of humility who sought bridges of unity between fractured groups within Protestantism. Listen in order to find out the great contributions he made to the Protestant cause.