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Gospel Confessed

Gospel Confessed

Through the 1520’s, the status of Lutheranism had also become a political issue in the “Holy Roman Empire,” which for centuries had only recognized one Christian Church. Emperor Charles V wanted ...

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Gospel Proclaimed

Gospel Proclaimed

In the next year, Luther began to draw out the consequences of the Gospel proclamation for the German Church, the Roman Catholic hierarchy, and the ordinary Christian. These appeared in three ...

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Gospel Found

Gospel Found

When Staupitz had arranged for Luther to study for his doctorate, he had hoped that the work of a professor would direct Luther’s energies toward others and assist in resolving his inner Angst. ...

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Gospel Sought

Gospel Sought

“St. Anne, help me. I will become a monk.” With this vow, the young law student Martin Luther sought rescue from the thunderstorm which had knocked him to the ground on his walk from his parents’ ...

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