An historic and comprehensive biography of early Christianity’s most influential leader of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther.
Though a priest and scholar of the Catholic Church, Luther vehemently opposed corruption within the Church and the practice of providing grace from sin through payment to church officials. Defying the Pope and the Church’s authority over Scripture, Luther translated the Bible from Latin to German, the language of the common people. Able to read God’s Word for themselves, the Protestant Reformation movement was born leading to the many denominations and Bible translations we enjoy throughout the world today.
To understand Luther’s principled stand on biblical authority, his life is revealed in this rare presentation of his work as an educator and church leader. From childhood to a religious education, and events leading up to the Reformation, you will discover the views and experiences that led to his excommunication by the Pope in 1520. Personal accounts and correspondence will help you to understand his passionate fight for the accessibility of Scripture for everyone.