Martin Luther, Neumarkt, Dresden, SN, DE, EU
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant
N 51° 03.093 E 013° 44.460
33U E 411755 N 5656311
Quick Description: Statue of Martin Luther, was a German priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation.
Location: Sachsen, Germany
Date Posted: 11/3/2011 2:41:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMD0VG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German priest, professor of theology and iconic 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.

Luther taught that salvation is not earned by good deeds but received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin. His theology challenged the authority of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge[2] and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood. Those who identify with Luther's teachings are called Lutherans.
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