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Saving Martin Luther

Nearly 30 years ago an extremely learned theologian and scholar wrote this:

Rear View Mirror Professor Michael Haykin
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Martin Luther and his wife Katherina Von Bora by the artist Cranach

‘[Martin] Luther, in the conflict between his search for salvation and the tradition of the Church, ultimately came to experience the Church, not as the guarantor, but as the adversary of salvation.’ Those are the words of Joseph Ratzinger! At the time he wrote them, he was the Prefect of the Doctrine of the Faith for the Church of Rome and, of course, he later became Pope Benedict XVI.