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Luther

Martin. 1483--1546, German leader of the Protestant Reformation. As professor of biblical theology at Wittenberg University from 1511, he began preaching the crucial doctrine of justification by faith rather than by works, and in 1517 he nailed 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg, attacking Tetzel's sale of indulgences. He was excommunicated and outlawed by the Diet of Worms (1521) as a result of his refusal to recant, but he was protected in Wartburg Castle by Frederick III of Saxony (1521--22). He translated the Bible into German (1521--34) and approved Melanchthon's Augsburg Confession (1530), defining the basic tenets of Lutheranism
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In terms of its narrative structure, Hendrix's biography of Luther is conventional.
Her sense of freedom and empowerment is tangible, and her inner fire is sparked again by a letter from Martin Luther, in whom she finds a spiritual partner.
The imperial ban would be placed on perpetrators of the Reformation, a decision reinstating the ban imposed on Luther by the Edict of Worms in 1521.
With it, Rhein hopes "young people accompany Martin Luther on the path towards Reformation.
Today though, the key agenda is promoting his return to BBC1 crime thriller, Luther, in which he reprises his role as the titular genius murdersolver, DCI John Luther.
A happy Luther would be a bit odd, but there are elements of his personality that need to be satisfied.
Risto Saarinen, for example, provides a concise survey of the work of the Mannermaa School of Finnish Luther interpretation that seeks to understand Luther's doctrine of justification as inclusive of a vibrant notion of divinization, a claim hotly debated for the last 20 years.
Campaign partners include the Luther 2017 coordinating office, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), the tourism organisations of the federal states and the main towns and cities in Germany with historical links to Luther.
This series is very much about Luther trying to get to the finish line and trying to change his life.
It has been almost 500 years since Martin Luther penned his Ninety-Five Theses.
Up to the right stood the twin towers of the City Church, where Luther preached.
Norris Luther died on March 15, 2011, at the age of 89.