Friday, June 08, 2007

Luther Discussions


When I find Luther related discussion threads, I’m going to link to them here, so that way I can find them easier and check in on them from time to time. This doesn’t mean I’m actively participating in the discussion.

Reformation Trivia (CARM Catholic Board)- "We all know that God moved in a lot of men to start the Reformation, but what else did God use to help the Reformation along?"

Here's the REAL Luther quote I was trying to find (Carm Catholic Board)- "No woman is like you. You are more than Eve or Sarah, blessed above all nobility, wisdom, and sanctity." (Sermon, Feast of the Visitation, 1537)"

Do Lutherans view Martin Luther as a Prophet (CARM Lutheran Board)

Luther's Sexual Immorality (CARM Lutheran Board)-"I understand that Luther preached that women whose husbands were not fulfilling their sexual obligation as husbands were free to seek out other men to fulfill that desire/obligation without violating any principle of holy matrimony. "

My New Favorite Martin Luther Quote (CARM Lutheran Board) "A new lie about me is being circulated. I am supposed to have preached and written that Mary, the mother of God, was not a virgin either before or after the birth of Christ ...-- Martin Luther"

Mariology (CRTA Forums) "When did Protestants stop holding to doctrines on Mary such as the Immaculate Conception and Perpetual Virginity? I've been reading a lot of stuff on the early church fathers and the Reformers, particularly Luther and Calvin and all of them express belief in both of these ideas about Mary, apparently with little fuss or fanfare about it. Like it was just common knowledge or something."

The Reformation: Satan’s fingerprints all over it.(Catholic Answers)

Martin Luther (Catholic Answers) "My best friend is a recent convert to Lutheranism (she previously was not a practicing christian)So now I'm getting the Lutheran anti-catholic message of course.I am curious about finding links/articles/books about the whole showdown between Luther and the Church.Specifically - his 95 theses and the Church's response to them (did the church respond to each and every one? Were any of them correct? Which ones were heretical?)"

Reformation and the printing press. (Catholic Answers) "I was talking with a protestant and she brought this to my attention. How would you address it?"Isn't it interesting that the Protestant reformation followed very closely after the invention of the printing press- when scripture was in the hands of the "people" and they could compare church doctrine with scripture?"

Martin Luther and Mary (Coming Home Network) "I once saw a paper on Martin Luthers' thoughts on Mary. I believe they are somewhere on the CHN. I have not been able to find it again."

Was Luther A Heretic? (OBOB Forum) "I am curious. Has the church pronounced(defined) Martin Luther as a heretic?? Ive been trying to find some statments that show the counsels of his trial..it says on wikiOver the next five days, private conferences were held to determine the Luther's fate. The Emperor presented the final draft of the Edict of Worms on May 25, 1521, declaring Luther an outlaw, banning his literature, and requiring his arrest: "We want him to be apprehended and punished as a notorious heretic."

1 comment:

L P Cruz said...

Yes I view Luther as a "prophet" and so is Calvin in some sort of way. I view them as part of the tradition of the Church Fathers.

Lito