Concordia Theological Monthly

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luther, hebrew lectures, greek, wittenberg, theology, 95 theses, erfurt, galatians, erasmus, humanist

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It has been abundantly proved that, when Luther nailed the famous Ninety-five Theses to the door of the Castle Church In Wittenberg, he had no thought of disrupting the Church. The tenor of the theses shows very clearly that he had in mind only to uphold the honor and the integrity of the Church he loved and to keep his fellow human beings from being defrauded financially as well as spiritually. His theses likewise show that he wanted to be and remain a faithful subject of the Pontiff at Rome. He took for granted that the Pope would heartily disapprove of the tactics and practices of Tetzel. He not only nailed his theses to the door of the Castle Church, but also very obediently sent a copy to his archbishop.


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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Hebrews 10:26-36; Hebrews 11:4; Hebrews 11:6; Hebrews 7:12; Psalm 132:9;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars