Luther's Ninety-Five Theses
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As a pastor he had noted the bad effects of indulgences upon the members of his won congregation, many of whom were going to nearby Juterbog and Zerbst in Brandenburg to by indulgence slips from Johann Tetzel. This practical question raised for him a deeper one, the question of their efficacy.
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Martin Luther (1483 , 1546) was a German monk, a theologian and church reformer, he is considered to be the founder of Protestantism. Luther was a professor of Bible at the University of Wittenberg when he posted his famous 95 Theses (1517). In addition to writing many books, Luther translated the Bible into German. Luther believed that salvation was only by faith in Jesus , unmediated by the church. He challenged papal authority by emphasing the Bible as the only source of religious authority and believed the church to be a priesthood of all believers.These ideas helped to inspire the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. He married Katharina von Bora thus initiating the practice of clerical marriage within Protestantism.- Publisher.