Martin Luther


Born
in Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
November 10, 1483

Died
February 18, 1546

Genre

Influences


Martin Luther was a German monk, theologian, university professor and church reformer whose ideas inspired the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization.

Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the only infallible source of religious authority and that all baptized Christians under Jesus are a spiritual priesthood. According to Luther, salvation was a free gift of God, received only by true repentance and faith in Jesus as the Messiah, a faith given by God and unmediated by the church.

Luther's confrontation with Charles V at the Diet of Worms over freedom of conscience in 1521 and his refusal to submit to the authority of the Emperor resulted in his being declared an o
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“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
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“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.”
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“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”
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