If I, Martin Luther, had given him even my hand, he would have destroyed me.




Martin Luther portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger

FROM THE TISCHREDEN OF MARTIN LUTHER.
‘Mention was made of magicians and the magic art, and how Satan blinded men. Much was said about Faust, who called the devil his brother-in-law, and the remark was made: “If I, Martin Luther, had given him even my hand, he would have destroyed me; but I would not have been afraid of him,—with God as my protector, I would have given him my hand in the name of the Lord.” ‘

Sources of the Faust Tradition
By Philip M. Palmer, Robert P. More, Robert T. More

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