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Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute with him orally shall do so in their absence by letter. In the Theses, Luther claimed that the repentance required by Christ in order for sins to be forgiven involves inner spiritual repentance ratherTHE 95 THESES by Martin Luther1. If hiSearch This SiteClick here toThe 95 Theses of Martin Luther (1517)Dennis Bratcher, ed.Original Latin English TranslationMartin Luther was a German priest whose disillusionment with theabuses of the 1th century Roman Catholic Church sparked theReformation.
He was born in 1483. At the encouragement of his father, hewas determined to become a lawyer. However, in 1507 after nearly beingstruck by lightening, he decided to become a monk. He entered amonastery in 1505 and was ordained a priest in 1507. Luther was assignedto teach at the University of Wittenberg in 1508, where he would spendhis entire career.
Always an avid student, he earned his doctorate intheology four years later.In 1510 he visited Rome and was appalled by the behavior of churchofficials and the sale of indulgences. Luther spent his early years in relative anonymity as a monk and scholar. Although these ideas had been advanced before, Martin Luther codified them at a Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place.
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