Martin Luther

Martin Luther

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 outlaw of the state as he had been excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. Because of the perceived unity of the medieval Church with the secular rulers of western Europe, the widespread acceptance of Luther's doctrines and popular vindication of his thinking on individual liberties were both phenomenal and unprecedented.His translation of the Bible into the vernacular, making it more accessible to ordinary people, had a tremendous political impact on the church and on German culture. It furthered the development of a standard version of the German language, added several principles to the art of translation, and influenced the translation of the English King James Bible. His hymns inspired the development of congregational singing within Christianity. His marriage to Katharina von Bora set a model for the practice of clerical marriage within Protestantism.Much scholarly debate has concentrated on Luther's writings about the Jews. His statements that Jews' homes should be destroyed, their synagogues burned, money confiscated and liberty curtailed were revived and used in propaganda by the Nazis in 1933–45.[9] As a result of this and his revolutionary theological views, his legacy remains controversial.
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Con­cern­ing Chris­t­ian Lib­erty
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Concerning Christian Liberty
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Mar­tin Luther's Small Cat­e­chism, trans­lated by R. Smith
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Com­men­tary on the Epis­tle to the Gala­tians
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Mar­tin Luther's Large Cat­e­chism, trans­lated by Bente and Dau
The Table Talk of Martin Luther, Martin Luther
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A Trea­tise on Good Works
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A Treatise on Good Works
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The Epis­tles of St. Pe­ter and St. Jude Preached and Ex­plained
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An Open Let­ter on Trans­lat­ing
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An Open Letter on Translating
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Works of Mar­tin Luther / With In­tro­duc­tions and Notes (Vol­ume I)
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Works of Mar­tin Luther / With In­tro­duc­tions and Notes (Vol­ume II)
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Mar­tin Luther's 95 The­ses
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Martin Luther's 95 Theses
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Epis­tle Ser­mons, Vol. III / Trin­ity Sun­day to Ad­vent
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Com­men­tary on Gen­e­sis, Vol. II / Luther on Sin and the Flood
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The Smal­cald Ar­ti­cles
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The Smalcald Articles
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Faith Alone, Martin Luther
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Faith Alone
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On Christian Liberty, Martin Luther
Treatise on Good Works, Martin Luther
Annotated Luther: Word and Faith, Martin Luther
Essential Martin Luther, Martin Luther
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