In celebration of this month’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I’d like to share some fun facts about Martin Luther.
Did you know that Luther’s translation of the Bible into German proved to be a pivotal work for all of Western civilization? It helped standardize the German language and established some important principles of scriptural translation.
His marriage to a runaway nun even paved the way for other clerics to get married.
Luther influenced all of the other Reformers, such as Calvin, Zwingli, Cramner and Knox. Lutheranism, the denomination that sprung up from his teachings, now has 80 million adherents. Over 800 million people in the world today call themselves Protestant Christians.
Luther made an impact on the world that is still being felt, five centuries later.
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