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Martin Luther, who lived from 1483 to 1546, was one of the champions of the Protestant Reformation. He was a German monk and professor of theology. Through his studies and work, he came to disagree...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016 6:21 pm UTC

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Martin Luther did not alter the Bible to fit his beliefs. Luther read the Bible in Greek. Then he struggled with a belief that he could never live a life pleasing to God. Harboring terrible...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2013 5:52 am UTC

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Martin Luther demonstrated his strong religious convictions early in life. He rejected his father’s wish for him to study law, and instead, he joined Augustinian hermits as a monk and studied...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2017 11:35 am UTC

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Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses were originally intended to spark reform within the Catholic Church by identifying what Luther saw as departures from Biblical precepts. Luther was a monk, who...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2017 7:44 am UTC

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One of the major ways in which Roman Catholicism differs from Lutheranism, and other forms of Protestantism, is in its practice and understanding of the Eucharist (mass, communion). Luther intiated...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2011 7:16 pm UTC

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Martin Luther came to the belief that salvation is reached by grace alone, through faith alone, as a gift of God alone. He believed that the debt of sin is paid by the death and resurrection of...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2019 9:11 pm UTC

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This is a good question. When you talk about Martin Luther, you also need to talk about the Protestant Reformation, which was a significant movement in Europe that shaped the world. Martin Luther...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2012 12:32 am UTC

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The goals of the Protestant reformation can be put into two broad categories: first, the goals of the princes and leaders whose support made the reformation possible and, second, the goals of the...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2019 11:53 am UTC

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Martin Luther effected a seismic changed in western history when he successfully broke Western Christendom into two parts: Roman Catholic and Protestant. One effect of this was to put more power in...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019 2:53 pm UTC

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Martin Luther’s Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, otherwise known as his 95 Theses, was driven overwhelmingly by the scale of moral and political corruption that he perceived as...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018 3:48 pm UTC

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One very important moment in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is when he was appointed president of the Montgomery Improvement Association. This association was created during the famous...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2010 1:01 am UTC

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Martin Luther is responsible for creating the 95 Theses, which were a criticism of the Catholic Church. He is considered the father of Protestantism. Luther criticized the use of indulgences and...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2016 7:10 pm UTC

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I would say that the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic reaction to that Reformation are important for different reasons. Martin Luther’s reforms changed Europe and the world by causing a...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2015 3:57 am UTC

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Repentance and forming a personal relationship with Christ were key parts of Protestant though in the early-sixteenth century. The world of the early-sixteenth century was quite unstable with...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2019 4:02 pm UTC

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Martin Luther urged rulers to denounce Jews for their failure to accept Christianity and to eject them from Germany, even accusing them of being "thieves and robbers." For Martin Luther, Christ's...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2015 7:44 pm UTC

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Parallelism is a rhetorical device that involves the repetition of words, phrases, or sentences that have the same grammatical construction. Here is an example from Martin Luther King's famous "I...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2018 2:06 pm UTC

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Martin Luther came from Germany. To be precise, he came from what is now Germany. During Luther’s time, the country of Germany did not exist. Germany was divided up into a large number of small...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2013 3:44 pm UTC

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I disagree with the above post. Luther did in fact criticize the peasantry in the German Peasants War of 1524-1526, but NOT because of his dependence on the ruling classes. Luther was himself of...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2011 4:58 am UTC

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According to legend, Martin Luther nailed ninety-five theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle. This was a perfectly conventional way of initiating a theological debate at that time, and so there...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2018 6:00 am UTC

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I would think that Martin Luther's impact was quite powerful for practical theology. Through his critique of the church as an institution, Luther was able to restore the ability for individuals to...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2012 2:25 pm UTC

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I think, though I'm not 100% sure as I haven't seen the film, that the historical character you refer to is Johann von Staupitz, who was Luther's superior and counsellor when he was a monk.Luther...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2008 12:01 am UTC

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Luther’s doctrine was important in world history for both institutional reasons and individual reasons. In terms of institutions, Luther’s doctrine helped to break up the Roman Catholic Church....

Latest answer posted December 13, 2012 5:41 am UTC

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We can look at a wall of fame in at least two ways. In one sense, it can be a way of honoring people who have done important positive things that have improved the world. On this score, it is...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2012 5:30 am UTC

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This treatise is very important because it was the first after the council of Worms and after Luther was convinced that a break with the Pope was, right, inevitable, and necessary. In it he...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2013 2:47 am UTC

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Luther first studied law, in accordance with his father's wishes. He studied at Erfurt, a very prestigious university, from 1501 to 1505, receiving a master's degree. In 1505, he had his famous...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2013 10:39 pm UTC

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In his brief discussion of Luther's treatise "The Freedom of a Christian," Heiko Oberman stresses the effect on the Christian believer of the recognition that Christ's salvation is a freely-given...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2020 3:16 pm UTC

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Martin Luther was one of the most important figures in the history of Protestantism. His contributions were both ecclesiastical -- involving separation from the Roman Catholic Church -- and...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2012 7:59 pm UTC

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After Martin Luther was condemned at the Diet of Worms in 1521, he found himself in a very dangerous situation. By refusing to recant and continuing to preach what the Catholic Church considered...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2020 7:19 pm UTC

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