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Heidelberg Revival 1518

By nature, Martin Luther was not a rebel.

History Professor Michael Haykin
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The Castle at Heidelberg from a drawing by Merian, 1620

The protest that has come to be called the 95 Theses took him along a pathway he never envisioned when he first put pen to paper. What began as a simple critique of the misguided piety of the Roman Church ended in taking Luther and his colleagues at the University of Wittenberg to the remarkable place of forming a new church, or, as Luther would have put it, guiding the church back to its biblical foundations.