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Luther, Martin
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Martin Luther (1483–1546) was the leading figure of the Reformation era, itself an age of outsized personalities. While there were other “evangelical” or “Protestant” reform movements in the 16th century, Luther’s was first both in time and influence.

An erudite scholar, impassioned polemicist, formidable opponent in debate, expert in Hebrew and Greek, an…

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Lotz, David W., “Luther, Martin”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L559>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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