A Concluding Consideration

This translation of Tetzel’s Rebuttal is a contribution to the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Kessler Reformation Collection of the Pitts Theology Library. Just as Tetzel’s pamphlet arose in the course of theological debate joined by academics and clerics and presents the opposing views of two leading figures, so too the Kessler Collection draws together on a larger scale and in creative tension America’s largest collection of original Luther imprints and the Catholic works that engaged them. From its inception the Kessler Collection has allowed scholars, pastors, and believers alike to profit from the study of original sources, free of the polemical atmosphere of the Reformation era, and its presence at Emory and Candler School of Theology will continue to further the work of original research, theological understanding, and human reconciliation.