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Luther was ordained to the priesthood in 1507.
Luther, "although the mightiest voice that ever spoke in the German language, was a vox et praeteria nihil", for it is admitted that he possessed none of the constructive qualifications of statesmanship, and proverbially lacked the prudential attribute of consistency.
Luther by the creation of his "universal priesthood of all Christians", by delegating the authority "to judge all doctrines" to the "Christian assembly or congregation", by empowering it to appoint or dismiss teacher or preacher, sought the overthrow of the old Catholic order.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09438b.htm   (16914 words)

 The Catholic Luther   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Luther's theology was deeply shaped by his scholastic, monastic, and patristic predecessors; he was creative, but his creativity lay especially in his fresh grasp of traditional problems and in his innovative use of traditional resources to address those problems.
Luther's early theology was "mystical" in the sense that it was a theology focused on the transformation of human persons by union with God.
Luther's impatient arguments for the reform of sacramental practice and theology, and his frequent vilification of received usages and opinions, should not therefore be allowed to obscure what might be called his Weep catholic" commitment to the sacramentality of grace, with its unmistakable Patristic resonances.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9603/articles/yeago.html   (3763 words)

 Martin Luther: Lessons from His Life and Labor :: Desiring God
Luther was born November 10, 1483 in Eisleben to a copper miner.
Luther was not the pastor of the town church.
Luther spoke against the backdrop of a thousand years of church darkness without the Word, when he said boldly, "It is certain that unless the languages remain, the Gospel must finally perish" (see note 44).
www.desiringgod.org /library/biographies/96luther.html   (8894 words)

 Luther (2003) - A Hollywood Jesus Movie Review
Luther is sent to study at the new university in Wittenberg and later becomes a professor of theology.
Luther does a marvelous job portraying the problems of the church in the 16th century; the scenes of Luther's visit to Rome and then the selling of indulgences by Tetzel are absolutely brilliant.
Luther's passion on these issues comes about after he observes and feels compassion for individuals who purchase indulgences from the church to obtain salvation for themselves and/or their loved ones.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /luther.htm   (2896 words)

 Martin Luther [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Luther stated that he could not recant unless his mistakes were pointed out to him by appeals to “scripture and right reason” he would not, in fact, could not recant.
From now on, Luther’s response to the trials of his life and the crises of the late medieval period was to be certain of God, but never to be secure in human society.
Luther’s anthropology, however, is an outright and total rejection of progress; because no matter how one understands it, it is a work and thus must be rejected.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/l/luther.htm   (3788 words)

 Crosswalk.com - "Luther" - Movie Review
Luther rebels against the church and writes an essay of 95 theses which he nails on the church door.
Luther's life as an outlaw – excommunicated and banned by the Pope as well as the emperor – is depicted in the film, as well as his "exile" in the tower of the Wartburg castle, where he translated the entire New Testament into German within 11 weeks.
Luther's whole message pointed back to reading the Word of God to tell them how to live and free them from paying for dead relatives to be freed from purgatory – a racket Luther clearly saw through.
www.crosswalk.com /fun/movies/1222106.html   (849 words)

 Luther  by John Osborne
Luther was in fact conservative in his support for the church's political and social power.
Luther was not the first to challenge the Catholic church.
Luther believed, contrary to the prevailing orthodoxy, that in religious terms what mattered was the faith of individuals, not the mediation of priests or good works.
www.geocities.com /vue2sewell/Luther/luther1.html   (1390 words)

Joseph Fiennes’ powerful portrayal of Martin Luther is as outstanding from the artistic perspective as it is absurd from the historical.
Once more he [Luther] raised his voice against that persecuted race [the Jews] in his last sermon at Eisleben, on February 14, 1546: “you rulers,” he said, “ought not to tolerate, but to expel them.”  By indirection it was a summons to rise against the Jews.
A casually dressed Luther and his brother priests appear lounging in a garden where “Katie” von Bora and her nuns are tiptoeing through the tulips and singing love songs to the “boys”.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/remnant/luther.htm   (5229 words)

 Martin Luther (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Martin Luther dealt the symbolic blow that began the Reformation when he nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church.
Luther even stated that he would have happily yielded every point of dispute to the Pope, if only the Pope had affirmed the gospel.
And at the heart of the gospel, in Luther's estimation, was the doctrine of justification by faith--the teaching that Christ's own righteousness is imputed to those who believe, and on that ground alone, they are accepted by God.
www.educ.msu.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /homepages/laurence/reformation/Luther/Luther.htm   (373 words)

 Old Lutheran - The Luther Letter
Luther, the thoroughly medieval man that he was, speaks about women in thoroughly medieval-male terms: "God has created men with broad chests and shoulders, not broad hips, so that men can understand wisdom.
Luther later had this to say: "There is nothing better on earth than a woman’s love" and "Oh how passionately I yearned for my family as I lay at death’s door in Schmalkald.
With this Luther over came all obstacles that stood in the way of her fulfillment as a woman, and opened the way for a happy acceptance and affirmation of the role which God had given her." Second, the latter: "His remarks indicate a basic, almost pagan and mythological fear of woman and her power….
www.oldlutheran.com /lutherletter/01_2002.html   (919 words)

 Selected Works of Martin Luther
Galatians - Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians (1535), by Martin Luther.
Martin Luther's Classic tract On Translating is the foundation of the modern science of linguistics, of Bible translation and a classic of the German language.
The Wheat and The Tares, by Martin Luther.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-luther.html   (1057 words)

 Luther (1973)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Luther, another small budget 70s offering from the American Film Theatre, is a factually correct film, and unfortunately suffers for it.
The title role of Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk who was an integral part of the reformation, is painstakingly recreated by Stacy Keach.
In a film so devoted to the character development of Luther, Keach copes masterfully, handling the intense and intruding close ups with the greatest of ease - although that is not to say that his performance looks effortless.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0070346   (477 words)

 "Luther" (2003) / review and/or viewer comments - Christian Spotlight on the Movies
Another delightful moment is when Luther begins preaching and tells the congregation what it means to be free from the accusations of the devil when you are in Christ.
After Luther and Katerina von Borg (Clair Cox) marry, there is a brief moment where they're fully clothed and start to kiss in bed, but are soon interrupted by an emergency.
In addition to its aesthetic beauty, Martin Luther is portrayed as a real man. Something to watch for in the film is near the beginning where Luther is in prayer and struggling with his faith, and he exclaims a profane word.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/movies/2003/luther2003.html   (2035 words)

 Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, U.S.A. Residential, undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing learning, faith, ...
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, U.S.A. Residential, undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing learning, faith, leadership, and service.
Founded in 1861, Luther is an undergraduate liberal arts school of 2,500 students in Decorah, Iowa.
Luther College has a higher calling—to help students connect faith with learning, freedom with responsibility, and life's work with service.
www.luther.edu   (115 words)

 Martin Luther - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Luther was born to Hans and Margarethe Luther (Ziegler), on November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Germany.
Martin Luther's views on the Eucharist, the sacrament of the Last Supper, were put to the test in October 1529 at the Marburg Colloquy, an assembly of Protestant theologians gathered by Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, to establish doctrinal consistency in the emerging Protestant states.
Luther was buried in the Castle Church in Wittenberg, beneath the pulpit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Martin_Luther   (8207 words)

 Amazon.com: Luther: DVD: Guy Green,Stacy Keach,Patrick Magee,Hugh Griffith,Robert Stephens,Alan Badel,Julian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
LUTHER is the first American Film Theater (AFT) movie I've seen, and, according to the extras on this disk - especially a twenty minute interview with one of the producers - it's pretty representative of the dozen or so films put out in its two years of existence.
It is a good thing that a movie about Luther was not made during the sex revolution or we would have had to see this brilliant doctor of the church reduced to his sexual desires.
Luther was a genius, a great man, a man of courage and integrity, a great Christian, and one of the most important figures in Western history and culture.
www.amazon.com /Luther-Guy-Green/dp/B00008HCAF   (2209 words)

 Luther - Movie Tome
Luther as a young monk, gaunt from his monastic life, profoundly intense
Luther does a marvelous job portraying the problems of the church in the
Luther will be released this fall, September 26, in 300 theatres, in 55
www.movietome.com /movietome/servlet/MovieMain/movieid-19406/Luther   (630 words)

 Amazon.ca: Luther: DVD: Eric Till,Herb Andress,Mathieu Carrière,Bruno Ganz,Marco Hofschneider,Alfred Molina,Uwe ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Luther's time as a professor of theology is, like much of the story, collapsed into a brief series of scenes, again simplifying the complexity of faculty and academic dealings into a few figures either supporting or worrying about the controversy being stirred.
Her role is virtually non-existent through most of the film, and save pressuring Luther into deciding to take a wife, she seems to have little role in Luther's political or theological development, which is likewise not true to history.
In history, Luther gets portrayed with a broad brush as a bold reformer, taking on the powers that be to lead the Western world into an era of Reformation (prompting, not to long after, the Counter-Reformation in the Roman church).
www.amazon.ca /Luther-Eric-Till/dp/B0002C9D9U   (1725 words)

 Luther Seminary - St. Paul, Minnesota
The Chapel of the Incarnation was festooned in red for the annual Singing the Faith worship service.
Singing the Faith is sponsored by the Friends of Luther Seminary.
Luther Seminary educates leaders for Christian communities called and sent by the Holy Spirit
www.luthersem.edu   (160 words)

 Project Wittenberg
Pastor of the town church in Wittenberg, he was Luther's confessor, one of the first Lutheran pastors to marry, married Luther, reorganized and brought the Lutheran tradition to: Hamburg, Brunswick, Luebeck, Lower Saxony, Minden, Osnabrueck, Goettingen, Soest, Bremen, Pomerania, Denmark and other places.
This sermon is the official sermon at Luther's funeral.
The Luther Letter: A Commentary on Martin Luther, the Reformation and the Modern World, edited by Reverend William R.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-home.html   (751 words)

 Luther - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Luther is a surname, and may refer to:
Luther Goldman - American naturalist and wildlife photographer.
Luther Burger (also known as "The Luther") - a cheese and bacon hamburger served between doughnuts
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luther   (194 words)

 Luther Cast and Crew
This cinematic treatment of Martin Luther's life is more dull than inspiring.
Armed with no more than his faith and quick wit, one man confronts the greatest powers on earth.
Having an invisible narrator for your life is annoying enough; even worse, as Will Ferrell discovers in "Stranger Than Fiction," is a narrator who seems intent on killing you off.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/1125461-luther/cast_crew.php   (223 words)

 Luther - the movie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Details and information about the movie called Luther
Biography of Martin Luther, the 16th-century priest who led the Christian Reformation and opened up new possibilities in exploration of faith.
The film begins with his vow to become a monk, and continues through his struggles to reconcile his desire for sanctification with his increasing abhorrence of the corruption and hypocrisy pervading the Church's hierarchy.
www.lutherthemovie.com   (106 words)

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