I’ve learned about it in school, as we all have. It’s just when we think we understand everything that the story goes and changes. Even if it happened 500 years ago…and it was.
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It was this day 500 years ago that Martin Luther, a young German monk, posted his Ninety-five Theses on the wall of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. It was his protest against their controversial practices and indulgences. Of course, this caused the uproar of all uproars, swiftly leading right into the Protestant Reformation.
Eric Metaxas’ latest book Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed The World brings to light the misconceptions that people have about Luther and his actions.
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In an interview with The Blaze, Metaxas explains his ideas and research about the notable turning point in religion. “Luther was the most influential person in 2,000 years aside from Jesus… There’s a direct line from Luther and the gospels to what we today call freedom of religion and American-style government.” According to Metaxas, Luther was wildly funny and obedient of the Church. Posting notes on church walls was a common way to communicate and he most likely did not even post it himself.
Metaxas’ book sounds interesting, convincing, and he sticks to his belief. “The main thing to understand is the Reformation didn’t have to happen this way. The Vatican handles it dramatically.” It’s difficult to fully understand or go back 500 years to what really happened. Some stories are impossible to bring back to life. But we can chisel away until we get close to the truth.
Pick the book up here!
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