luther, sola scripture, harnack, inspiration, university wittenburg, erfurt, leipzig
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Fifty gulden (about $470) to make Martin a doctor of theology was doubtless one of Elector Frederick's wisest investments - much wiser than the generous amount he spent for his prodigious collection of sacred relics. The payment of this fee guaranteed his Electoral Grace a tremendous benefit to his beloved University of Wittenberg. To obtain this sum of money for the promotion of his brilliant friar, Vicar John Staupitz had to the Elector that Luther would fill the chair of lectura in Biblia of the theological faculty for the remainder of his life.
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Spitz, Lewis W.
"Luther's Sola Scriptura,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 31, Article 84.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol31/iss1/84