An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther

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An outline of the Life of Martin Luther:

An outline of the Life of Martin Luther The Wild Boar Loose in the Lord’s Vineyard

An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther:

An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther Luther was born November 10, 1483 at Eisleben. Luther’s parents, Hans and Margaretha Luder moved to Mansfeld in 1484 where Hans works in a copper mine.

An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther:

An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther From 1492 to 1505 Luther develops his education, earning a B.A. and M.A from the University of Erfurt. On July 2, 1505, during a thunderstorm, Luther vows to become a monk and enters the Order of Augustinian Hermits.

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An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther In 1509, Luther becomes bachelor of the Bible and in 1512 he becomes doctor of theology. Between 1513 and 1517, Luther lectures on the Psalms, Romans, Galatians and Hebrews. Young Martin Luther

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An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther During this time, Albert of Brandenburg becomes elector and archbishop of Mainz. He hires Johann Tetzel of Mainz to sell indulgences (a remission of punishment for sins). “The sale of indulgences was part of a fund-raising campaign commissioned by Pope Leo X to finance the renovation of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome” (Wikipedia).

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Johann Tetzel

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An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther “Luther was outraged that they had paid money for what was theirs by right as a free gift from God” (Wikipedia). On October 31, 1517, Luther posts 95 Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenburg protesting clerical abuses and the sale of indulgences. This act is generally recognized as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

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Luther Posts His 95 Theses (1517)

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An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther In 1518 and 1519, Luther defends his theology and debates Professor Eck at Leipzig where he “denies supreme authority of popes and councils” ( Christian History magazine). In 1520, the Pope issues a bull of excommunication at Luther, giving him 30 days to recant. Luther responds with three significant writings defining his beliefs, and burns the papal bull.

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Martin Luther Burns the Papal Bull

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An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther In 1521, Luther is excommunicated at the Diet of Worms. He is condemned as a heretic and outlaw. Fredrick the Wise rescues Luther and protects him at Wartburg castle, where Luther begins to translate the New Testament into the German language.

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Diet of Worms (1521)

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Wartburg Castle

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Luther Translates the Bible into German

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An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther Between 1523 and 1529, Luther continues his writings, including Bondage of the Will , Large Catechism and Small Catechism and the hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God . In 1523, Luther helps eleven nuns escape a cloister by hiding in empty herring barrels. In 1525 he marries one of these nuns, Katherine von Bora. They would have six children together.

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Katarina von Bora

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Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

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An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther In 1534, Luther publishes the entire Bible in German. He continues writing, teaching and lecturing until he dies on February 18, 1546.

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An Outline of the Life of Martin Luther This outline was largely taken from Christian History magazine, #39, Martin Luther: The Later Years and Legacy , 1993.

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