Luther was educated at the University of Erfurt in Germany. After graduation he joined the order of St. Augustine and became a priest in 1506. He taught at the University of Wittenburg from 1508 to 1546. In 1517, Luther produced an attack on ecclesiastical abuse, known as the Ninety-five Theses and, as a result, a papal ban was pronounced on him in 1521 at the Diet of Worms. His Theses had a strong influence on the public and led to the Reformation spreading across Europe. He formed the League of Protestanism after leaving the monastic order. His actions led to the formation of many of the Protestant churches around the world. He was a prolific writer and also composed many popular hymns. His translation into German of the Bible, known as the Lutheran Bible, was one of his main literary achievements.
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The Augsburg Confession
Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians
Concerning Christian Liberty
Disputation on the Power & Efficacy of Indulgence
The Smalcald Articles
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