Life of Martin Luther
Martin Luther Speaks the Truth
Martin Luther Early Life
Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483 In Germany. His parents where Hans and Margarette Luther they were of peasant linage. His father had success as a miner and ore smelter, he knew how tough it was so we wanted Martin to become a lawyer. Martin Luther entered the University of Erfurt, where he received a Master of Arts. At this time, it seemed he was on his way to becoming a lawyer however things changed when he was caught in a horrific thunderstorm where he was afraid of losing his life. Luther cried out for help to St Anne (the patron saint of miners) and he said “Save me, St. Anne, and I’ll become a monk! The storm subsided(less violent) and he was saved. Martin Luther didn’t find the religious enlightenment he was looking for, he was chose for a church delegate at a church conference in Rome. He saw the corruption there was on the church so when he returned to Germany he enrolled in the University of Wittenberg and became a professor of theology at the university and through his studies he found the religious enlightenment he was seeking.
Martin Luther's Later life
From 1533 to his death in 1546, Martin Luther was a theologist at the University of Wittenburg. He suffered many heart problems, arthritis and the physical and emotional pain of being a fugitive. Some of his work might have contained strident and offensive language towards segments of society, mostly Jews and Muslims. He was one of the most influential and controversial figures in the Reformation movement. His actions fractured the Roman Catholic Church and set in motion reform within it. His desire to have people feel closer to god had gotten him to write and come up with “the 95 thesis.” This changes the relationship between church leaders and their followers.