The Letters of Martin Luther collection will contain Logos’ specialized personal letter tagging.
Martin Luther is best known for posting the 95 Theses in 1517, in which he argues that indulgences are not acts of penance that can replace true repentance. His stance on the Word and his faith made him one of the key figures of the Reformation. Throughout his life, he wrote numerous letters to family, friends, and the leaders of the day. This collection features a selection of Luther’s correspondence—to popes and princes, reformers and humanists, and his wife and acquaintances. The range of these letters give us a better understanding of who Luther was and provide a glimpse into a lesser-known side of his life.
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Martin Luther (1483–1546) was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation and one of the most significant figures in Western history. Over the course of his life, he was a monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a Reformer, a husband, and a father.
Luther is most noted for his 95 Theses (1517), in which he argues that indulgences are not acts of penance which can replace true repentance. In 1520, Pope Leo X and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V demanded that Luther retract all of his writings. Luther refused. He was subsequently excommunicated and declared an outlaw.
Luther has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. His translation of the Christian Bible into the vernacular greatly influenced the church. His works continue to impact all Christians and animate the movement that bears his name. His works are also represented in Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings and the Luther’s Works collection.