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Luther, Martin
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The Person

1. Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483, at Eisleben, in Saxony, Germany. In 1505, to fulfill a private vow that he had made in acute fear of death and the Last Judgment, he entered the monastery of Augustinian hermits in Erfurt. His experience of failing to attain a salvific relationship to God even as a monk led him to a gradual change of attitude and the ‘reformatory turn’ that h…

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Leppin, Volker, “Luther, Martin”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00258>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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