Friday, March 17, 2006

Project Wittenberg Finished?

One of the best internet sources for the writings of Martin Luther appears to be defunct: Project Wittenberg.

Through the magic of the Internet Archive, the site is still available:

Internet Archive: Project Wittenberg

On a whim, I tried to place a backorder bid to re-register the name, but the link wouldn't work. Imagine A Calvinist in charge of Project Wittenberg....think of the possibilities.


centuri0n said...

I can't think of a better Calvinist than you to do it.

Rev. Bob Smith said...

You will be happy (or at least I am happy to announce that Project Wittenberg is not dead, it is just sleeping. ;-)

The organization that was kind enough to host Project Wittenberg (and several Reformed projects, too) has gone the way of all flesh. In this internet world, made to survive a nuclear explosion, that does not mean the documents -- or Project itself -- are dead.

Concordia Theological Seminary's Walther Library, the unofficial home of PW since its advent in 1994, as stepped up to the plate. The site is now online again (, this time to stay. All of the old URLs still work; all you need do is substitute the with and you're there.

In the Peace of Christ Crucified,

Rev. Bob Smith
Project Wittenberg Coordinator
Electronic Resources Librarian
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana