We learn the history of the theology and religion at different stages of our lives and very often do not pay significant attention to the people who lied the foundation of modern believes and concepts. Martin Luther played a tremendous role in the development of the German Culture and Church as a whole.
During his life (1483-1546) Martin Luther gave numerous examples to future generations in his professional and personal life. This German professor of theology and priest translated the Bible into modern language and made it available to a great variety of people, who could not have access to it before due to literacy level. On the personal side, Luther’s marriage became a canonical example of classic clerical marriage.
Martin Luther dedicated his life to the church and devoted himself to fasting, praying and confession. His decision to go along the path of academic career was facilitated by his superior, who believed that Luther spent too much time on introspective analysis and should have dedicated more time for theoretical works on religious questions. This became the beginning of the future 95 Thesis, written by Luther and further banned by the Church. Luther did not limit his works, however, by the individual indulgences and pilgrimages, to more conceptual works in the heart of the religious discussion. The results of these efforts were evidenced in the the idea of the mass as a sacrifice, rather than a gift, rejection of compulsory confession and encouragement of private confessions.
In 1526 Luther started the foundation of his Church and…