Martin Luther

Protestant Refromation

Personal Information

Birthday: November 10, 1483

Date of Death: Feburary 18, 1546

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Major Protests Against the Church

Not to break with church, but reform it. In 1517, he nailed 95 Theses to the church door. ( Written in Latin)

Timeline: 1517-1543

He was commited to the idea that salvation could be reached through faith and by devine grace only.

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The area that he had the most impact on was Germany and some in Rome.

Quotes by Luther

"Pray, and let God worry".

-Martin Luther

"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope".

-Martin Luther

"For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel".

-Martin Luther

"Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave".

-Martin Luther

"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing".

-Martin Luther

Major Works produced by Luther

95 Theses (1517)

Appeal to the German Nobility (1520)

The Babylonian Captivity of the Church (1520)

The Freedom of a Christian (1520)

Luther's German Bible (1522)


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