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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Martin Luther
Luther himself, in spite of an acquaintaince with some of the moving spirits of humanism, seems not to have been appreciably affected by it, lived on its outer fringe, and never qualified to enter its "poetic" circle.
Luther was ordained to the priesthood in 1507.
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.
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  Martin Luther - MSN Encarta
Luther became a public and controversial figure when he published (October 31, 1517) his Ninety-five Theses, Latin propositions opposing the manner in which indulgences (release from the temporal penalties for sin through the payment of money) were being sold in order to raise money for the building of Saint Peter’s in Rome.
Luther's spirited defense and further development of his position through public university debates in Wittenberg and other cities resulted in an investigation by the Roman Curia that led to the condemnation (June 15, 1520) of his teachings and his excommunication (January 1521).
Luther continued his teaching and writing in Wittenberg but soon became involved in the controversies surrounding the Peasants’ War (1524-1526) because the leaders of the peasants originally justified their demands with arguments somewhat illegitimately drawn from his writings.
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 Reformation: Martin Luther
Martin Luther (1483-1546) stands in history as one of those unique forces, an individual who by force of will and by his ideas changed the world fundamentally.
Luther was not a person you would want to have dinner with; he was temperamental, peevish, egomaniacal, and argumentative.
Luther's Theses, which outlined his theological argument against the use of indulgences, were based on the notion that Christianity is fundamentally a phenomenon of the inner world of human beings and had little or nothing to do with the outer world, such as temporal punishments.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/REFORM/LUTHER.HTM   (735 words)

  
 Martin Luther - Theopedia
Martin Luther was a German theologian, an Augustinian monk, and an ecclesiastical reformer whose teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions.
Luther's call to the Church to return to the teachings of the Bible led to the formation of new traditions within Christianity and to the Counter-Reformation, the Roman Catholic reaction to these movements.
In 1507 Luther was ordained to the priesthood.
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 A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King III was born on October 23, 1957.
Martin Luther King grew up in Atlanta, Georgia; therefore he saw the afflictions caused by a society separated by race.
It is therefore befitting that this focus on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as a nonviolent crusader for social justice and freedom, coincide with the 50th Anniversary of his spiritual mentor, Mohandas Gandhi.
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 Martin Luther
Martin Luther was a German theologian and a major leader of the Protestant Reformation.
Luther, the son of a Saxon miner, was born at Eisleben on Nov.
Luther's father came from peasant background, but achieved success in the mining industry so that he was able to afford an excellent education for his son.
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 Martin Luther
Martin Luther was a German theologian and a major leader of the Protestant Reformation.
Luther, the son of a Saxon miner, was born at Eisleben on Nov.
Luther's father came from peasant background, but achieved success in the mining industry so that he was able to afford an excellent education for his son.
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 Martin Luther: Lessons from His Life and Labor
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).
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 Martin Luther - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Martin Luther was born to Hans and Margaretha Luther, he often cheated at video games while plying with his friends, until the day his PS4 broke, Swiss immigrants who established a flourishing store - trading and selling wallaby and Tasmanian Devil furs in Hobart.
Instead, Luther argued that he had a little lamb and militant breakaway was the only way to achieve a clean separation and preserve what he perceived to be a fast dwindling Tasmanian culture that was being replaced by a massive influx in Australian products and big-box stores, namely, Dingo-Mart.
Luther declared himself to be Llama-for-Life of the Republic and acted quickly in squashing any perceived Australian sympathisers and threats to his leadership.
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 Martin Luther - Portraits of Great Christians - In Touch Ministries
Luther's words, at times caustic and rough, were drawing money and power away from the established church and stirring up both religious and political fervor.
In this new refuge, Luther was able to continue writing reform treatises and to complete his translation of the Bible into German, a landmark literary feat.
When Martin died, in bereavement she said: "If I had a principality or an empire and lost it, it would not have been as painful as it is now that the dear Lord God has taken from me this precious and beloved man, and not from me alone, but from the whole world."
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 Martin Luther
Martin Luther was born to Hans and Margaretha Luder on 10 November 1483 in Eisleben, Germany and was baptised the next day on the feast of St. Martin of Tours, after whom he was named.
Luther is also know to have befriended William Tyndale, and given him safe haven and assistance in using the same 1516 Erasmus Greek-Latin Parallel New Testament that had been the source text for his German New Testament of 1522, as the trustworthy source text for Tyndale’s English New Testament of 1525-26.
Luther was zealous toward the Gospel, and he wanted to protect the people of his homeland from the Jews who he believed would be harmful influences since they did not recognize Jesus as their Saviour.
www.greatsite.com /timeline-english-bible-history/martin-luther.html   (2116 words)

  
 Martin Luther [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Martin Luther was born to peasant stock on November 10, 1483 in Eisleben in the Holy Roman Empire — in what is today eastern Germany.
Martin was the second son born to Hans and Magarete (Lindemann) Luther.
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.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/l/luther.htm   (3788 words)

  
 Martin Luther [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Martin Luther was born to peasant stock on November 10, 1483 in Eisleben in the Holy Roman Empire — in what is today eastern Germany.
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.
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.iep.utm.edu /l/luther.htm   (3788 words)

  
 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Martin Luther
When, therefore, Martin Luther, Doctor of Theology and priest of the Order of the Augustinian Hermits, came to Rome late in 1510, he was for the first time in his life confronted with the Renaissance—and this gave him a decisive trauma.
Luther's critique of the Church was primarily based on her anthropocentric this-worldliness, her rationalistic intellectualism, her being drunk with art and beauty, her veneration of Saints and contempt for secular power.
Luther was by no means a "modern man": he firmly believed in the persecution of witches and sorcerers, thought that the ideas of Canon Copernicus were dangerous mischief, and was obsessed by fear of the Devil.
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 Martin Luther
Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany, the son of Hans Luther, who worked in the copper mines, and his wife Margarethe.
His father wished him to be a lawyer, but Luther was drawn to the study of the Scriptures, and spent three years in the Augustinian monastery at Erfurt.
Luther died in Eisleben, and was buried at Wittenberg, 1546.
www.covenanter.org /Luther/martinluther.htm   (745 words)

  
 Martin Luther King - Biography
Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated.
In 1954, Martin Luther King accepted the pastorale of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
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 Island of Freedom - Martin Luther
Martin Luther, German theologian and religious reformer, initiated the Protestant Reformation, and his vast influence, extending beyond religion to politics, economics, education, and language, has made him one of the crucial figures in modern European history.
Luther was well acquainted with the scholastic theology of his day, but he made the study of the Bible, especially the epistles of Saint Paul, the center of his work.
Luther continued his teaching and writing in Wittenberg but soon became involved in the controversies surrounding the Peasants' War (1524-26) because the leaders of the peasants originally justified their demands with arguments somewhat illegitimately drawn from his writings.
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 Martin Luther's dirty little book
Luther's Jewish eliminationist rhetoric virtually matches the beliefs held by Hitler and much of the German populace in the 1930s.
But tragically for them, Luther's siding with the princes in the peasant rising, which he had largely inspired, and his passion for political autocracy ensured a mindless and provincial political absolutism which reduced the vast majority of the German people to poverty, to a horrible torpor and a demeaning subservience.
Luther, at age 60 wrote this dangerous "little" book at the prime of his maturity, and in full knowledge in support of his beliefs and Christianity.
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 Martin Luther - Biography and Works
Luther also served as priest for Wittenberg's City Church in 1514, at a time when many of his parishioners were going to neighbouring ones in order to purchase indulgences as a bypass of confession.
Luther would sometimes jokingly refer to her as `Lord Kate' because of her bossy and commandeering motherly ways, though no doubt it was necessary at times.
Luther had been suffering from various physical ailments like arthritis, digestive upset and heart problems for years and they were continuing to weaken him, yet he continued to teach at the University of Wittenberg and fight for reform.
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 Selected Works of Martin Luther
Disputation On the Divinity and Humanity of Christ, February 27, 1540, conducted by Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546, translated from the Latin text, WA 39/2,.92-121, by Christopher B. Brown.
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.
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 Martin Luther
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 /homepages/laurence/reformation/Luther/Luther.htm   (373 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Luther's lavatory thrills experts
Luther is quoted as saying he was "in cloaca", or in the sewer, when he was inspired to argue that salvation is granted because of faith, not deeds.
Luther left a candid catalogue of his battle with constipation but despite this wealth of information, certain key details remain obscure - such as what the great reformer may have used in place of toilet paper.
Future visitors to Wittenberg's Martin Luther museum will be able to view the new find, though structural concerns mean they will not be free to test its qualities as a toilet.
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 Amazon.com: The Bondage of the Will: Books: Martin Luther   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Luther is somewhat overbearing at times in his responses to Erasmus, but this simply helps the reader to understand Luther's personality a little better (he had a very head strong personality).
Luther's emphasis on the veracity of God's word and insistance upon interpreting and applying the text plainly is a breath of fresh air in this age of twisted "scholarly" understandings.
Martin Luther's book The Bondage of the Will is an excellent treatment of a question that is just as relevant in the 21st century as it was at the time of its writing.
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 Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site - Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (U.S. National Park ...
Martin Luther King, Sr., in an upstairs bedroom of 501 Auburn Avenue, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., may be visited only with a park ranger led tour.
On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King Day is a United States holiday marking the birthdate of the Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15.
Martin Luther King Day was founded as a holiday promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations.
On January 17, 2000, for the first time, Martin Luther King Day was officially observed in all 50 U.S. states.
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