Martin Luther Quotes (183 quotes)
“What can only be taught by the rod and with blows will not lead to much good; they will not remain pious any longer than the rod is behind them.”
The Great Catechism. Second Command (1529).
About Nicolaus Copernicus
Holborn, Hajo; A HISTORY OF MODERN GERMANY: The Reformation; 1959/1982 Princeton university Press.
“And I myself, in Rome, heard it said openly in the streets, If there is a hell, then Rome is built on it. That is, After the devil himself, there is no worse folk than the pope and his followers.”
Against the Roman Papacy, An Institution of the Devil ( Wider das Papstum zu Rom vom Teuffel Gestifft, A. D. 1545)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMartin Luther
Born: November 10, 1483
Died: February 18, 1546 (aged 62)
Occupation: Leader, monk, priest, theologian, professor
Bio: Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517.
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