A sixteenth-century German religious leader; the founder of Protestantism. Luther, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, began the Reformation by posting his Ninety-five Theses, which attacked the church for allowing the sale of indulgences. He soon became convinced that the Catholic Church was opposed to the Bible (see also Bible) on the question of justification by grace, through faith, and that no accommodation of his beliefs on this point was possible within the church. Luther concluded that reform of the church had to happen through formation of a new body of Christians (see also Christian). He denied the authority of the pope and many other aspects of Catholic teaching, including the doctrine of transubstantiation.
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How to use Luther, Martin in a sentence
On the same side the address of Luther Martin deserves notice as the last worthy of remark which that great lawyer ever made.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4 | Albert J. Beveridge
To use Luther Martin's expression, they did not set themselves up to be "wise beyond every event."The Critical Period of American History | John Fiske
Luther Martin of Maryland had no doubt that the Judiciary had "a negative" on unconstitutional laws.
Luther Martin well illustrates the fleeting nature of the fame of even the greatest lawyers.
Gathered about Burr were four of his counsel, the fifth and most powerful of his defenders, Luther Martin, not yet having arrived.