Not long after he posted the 95 Theses and shared in the Leipzig Debate, Martin Luther wrote in the Address to the German Nobility that he wouldn't have made a bad court jester. He wasn't afraid to twit princes or bishops. He wouldn't need a dunce cap — his monk's hood would do fine. And he wouldn't need a special hairdo — a monk's bald crown or tonsure would do fine.
Too often we think of Luther as a rather stern preacher or lecturer. But he really did relish humor, not so much as a stand-up comic but by using irony, plays on words and dramatic gestures.
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