A Man Named Martin: Week 4

In week 4, we learned about how initially, Martin Luther simply sought to redress the situation concerning indulgences and had no thought of opposing the leadership of the church. In fact, initially he thought that his efforts to make the Pope aware of the errors of the indulgence preachers would be well received. As time went on, it became clear that a deeper error, a theology of glory rather than a theology of the cross, was the real issue. The attempts of the papacy to silence Luther culminated in the Diet of Worms in 1521, when Luther was given one more opportunity to recant his writings. Luther refused, having never once been shown where his teachings contradiction the Scriptures or plain reason.

Here is the study guide for Week 4.