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Martin luther

Martin Luther.

Born. Novemeber 10, 1483. Eisleben, Saxon Died. Febuary 18, 1546. Eiselben.

German priest, biblical scholar and linguist whose Ninety-five Theses, an attack

on various eclesiastical abuses, precipitated the Protestant Reformation.

Lutherm the son of a minor who wanted him to become a lawyer, attended

the University of Erfurt. In 1506he joined the monastic order of St. Augustine

and was ordained a priest in 1507. From 1508 to 1546 he taught at the new

University of Wittenberg, receiving a doctorate in theology in 1512. The degree

was important to Luher because of its implications of public responsibility, and

these were soon joned with the duties of a professor when he was apponted to the

chair of biblical theology. This was his lifelong calling, and the exposition of

the bible to his students was a task that called forth his best gifts and

energies. In between his lectures he began the Protestant Reformation.

Luther had entered on the search for evangelic perfection with zeal and

sought exactly to fulfil the rule of his order

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