Who is Martin Luther?

  • (noun): German theologian who led the Reformation; believed that salvation is granted on the basis of faith rather than deeds (1483-1546).
    Synonyms: Luther

Martin Luther

Martin Luther ( ; 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and important figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor.

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Christian Biblical Canons - Reformation Era - Martin Luther
... Martin Luther was troubled by four New Testament books Jude, James, Hebrews, and Revelation and though he placed them in a secondary position ... Martin Luther proposed removing these Antilegomena, the books of Hebrews, James, Jude and Revelation from the canon, echoing the consensus of some Catholics, also labeled ... However, these books are ordered last in the German-language Luther Bible to this day ...
The Confessor (Daniel Silva Novel) - Plot
... and that the truth can only be found through Sister Regina and another person by the name of Martin Luther ... Eli reveals that the Martin Luther in question was the Nazi director of the German Foreign Office, which collaborated with European governments to track down ... be some connection between Nazi leader Martin Luther and the Convent of the Sacred Heart ...
Martin Luther, Heretic (1983 Film) - Historical Inconsistencies
... Some could interpret the portrayal of Martin Luther returning to Wittenberg, which occurred in early 1522, as his approving of the radical changes instigated by Andreas Karlstadt the ... However, historically, Luther opposed some of the changes as well as the rashness of the changes he did approve of ...
Martin Luther Mc Coy
... Martin Luther McCoy is an American musician and actor ... McCoy goes by the stage name of "Martin Luther" in his music career ... Martin Luther developed his mix of musical genres as a child where he was raised on choir hymns through his religious parents ...
Martin Luther And Antisemitism - Debate On Influence On Nazis
... At the heart of the debate about Luther's influence is whether it is anachronistic to view his work as a precursor of the racial antisemitism of the Nazis ... Some scholars see Luther's influence as limited, and the Nazis' use of his work as opportunistic ... Johannes Wallmann argues that Luther's writings against the Jews were largely ignored in the 18th and 19th centuries, and that there is no continuity between Luther's thought and Nazi ideology ...

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