Martin Luther by Cranach. Luther's portly appearance, common bearing, and even his sometimes brusk speech made him an attractive figure to his contemporaries in Germany. People had grown tired on unrealistic models of perfection lifted up by the contemporary church.
Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. Luther taught that salvation is not earned by good deeds but received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin.
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Luther was a German theologian whose writings inspired the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther was born on 10 November 1483 in Eisleben. His father was a copper miner. Luther studied at the University of Erfurt and in 1505 decided to join a monastic order, becoming an Augustinian friar. He was ordained in 1507, began teaching at the University of Wittenberg and in 1512 was made a doctor of Theology.