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The life of Martin Luther [timeline]

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and Martin Luther posting his ninety-five theses on the door of All Saints’ Church and other churches in Wittenberg, Germany. Whether he actually did post the theses publicly has long been disputed, however his influence on Christianity hasn’t. The timeline below, created from Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval, highlights a few key moments in the reformer’s life from his early start, to changing his name, and translating the New Testament into German.

Featured image credit: Martin Luther Pray Church of Our Lady by sharonang. Public domain via Pixabay.

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  1. Mary Katherine P.... Heimberg-GTF

    Hi,

    Saint Martin Luther, (not by The Holy Roman Catholic Church’s definition, but by a higher more accurate a literal definition of a Saint, both forms, those that are still alive on earth now, and those that are with God now having passed from this earthly life,) is I would say a Saint, but I say that hopefully, and not certainly yet.

    Uriel to the world, but Auriel his preferred name to me, said some to many Saints are not Saints, and that to God, Saints on earth is this: “A person who is just and righteous where those two words mean the same thing.”

    Martin Luther seems to fit God’s definition of a Saint, in that he was purely academic and was putting forth a truth.

    He did that despite pressure.

    LOVE, (a special kind)

    …Mary Katherine P…. Heimberg-GTF., …. .

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