luther, england, henry viii, wolsey, heresy, rome, diet of worms, catholic, france
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
When the corrupt clergy would do nothing to better the corrupt Church, Luther appealed "To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation on the Betterment of the Christian Estate,"' and many hailed him as the desired champion of the nation and shouted Hosannah! Hallelujah! When, however, in the same 1520 he wrote "The Babylonian Captivity of the Church," he published an earthquake and committed the unpardonable sin against the priests, and many cried "Crucify! This is an hard saying; who can hear it?" We are reminded of the account John 6:60, 66: "From that time many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him."
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"Luther: A Blessing to the English,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 13, Article 22.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol13/iss1/22