Who Is Martin Luther
Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and important figure of the Protestant Reformation. He is regarded as the “Father of the Reformation”. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with money. It is interesting to note that Martin Luther opposed the designation of his name for the religion.
Martin Luther declared his intolerance for the Roman Church’s corruption on Halloween in 1517, by nailing his 95 Theses of Contention to the Wittenberg Church door. Luther, who would be exiled in the months following the Diet of Worms Council in 1521 that was designed to martyr him, would translate the New Testament into German for the first time from the 1516 Greek-Latin New Testament of Erasmus, and publish it in September of 1522. Luther also published a German Pentateuch in 1523, and another edition of the German New Testament in 1529 In the 1530’s he would go on to publish the entire Bible in German.
What is Project Wittenberg?
Project Wittenberg is home to works by and about Martin Luther and other Lutherans. Here you will find all manner of texts from short quotations to commentaries, hymns to statements of faith, theological treatises to biographies, and links to other places where words and images from the history of Lutheranism live. To learn more about the Lutheran heritage and Martin Luther, please click on this link to Project Wittenberg.