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Luther’s spirituality

The Reformers spilled much ink debating the legitimacy of the papacy with their Roman Catholic opponents.

Rear View Mirror Professor Michael Haykin
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Luther’s translation of the Bible

Given the centrality of the papacy, that is not very surprising. Martin Luther began serious study of it in the early months of 1519. He soon became convinced that the authority claimed by the Pope was questionable. The Pope was not the head of the Church. Final authority lay in Scripture and duly-called councils.