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From Escaped Nuns to a Knight in
Disguise, 10 Facts About the Life
and Legacy of Martin Luther

Smithsonian Magazine, by Lorraine Boissoneault

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 10/31/2017 11:29:01 PM

hroughout the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church held power across much of Western Europe. With a population that was largely illiterate and a Bible written in Latin, the church and its representatives—priests, bishops and the pope—acted as the sole intermediary between humankind and God. But on October 31, 1517, a monk named Martin Luther inadvertently launched a revolution. Although popular legend holds that he nailed his 95 Theses into the church door at Wittenberg, Luther himself disputed that notion, writes Eric Metaxas in Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World. Instead, Luther sent a letter to the

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A nice, brief summary of an extraordinary man, who despite his flaws, was used by God to promote Scripture in its truth and purity.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 10/31/2017 11:39:11 PM     (No. 11436881)

My wife just bought me this book on CD. I look forward to listening to it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 11/1/2017 9:25:57 AM     (No. 11437137)

500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: baydreamer, 11/1/2017 9:44:18 AM     (No. 11437179)

Just finished the book last week. Good read!

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