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Short Talk

Martin Luther and the “New Theology”

Date recorded: 25 May 2013 | Speaker: Glenn Sunshine | Event: ELF Pre-Forum Seminar
Martin Luther and the “New Theology”


Martin Luther originally intended to become a lawyer, but a sudden thunderstorm changed his mind and made him a monk. While in the monastery, he had enormous problems with guilt, until he realised that Scripture taught that we are saved by grace through faith, not by our works. Armed with this insight, Luther developed a new approach to theology that he thought would be able to reform the Catholic Church. His arguments were so convincing that he and his students converted the entire theological faculty at the University of Wittenberg to the “New Theology.”