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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 epiphany while caught in the midst of a frightening thunderstorm, and decided to become a man of the cloth, joining the Augustinian order of monks. After his ordination, he began doctoral studies, and achieved a doctorate in theology from the University of Wittenberg in 1512. It was during, and immediately after his doctoral studies under Johann von Staupitz that he developed the crisis in faith that culminated with his famous critique of the Catholic Church in 1517.

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