Rev. Richard Rhoades (First Lutheran Church in Galveston) leads this 2022 Theology Class with the book "To The Christian Nobility of the German Nation" by Martin Luther. This book greatly transformed our culture and church into what it is today.
Luther was the leader of the Protestant Reformation, and this work is the first of three tracts written by him in 1520 and attacked the corruptions of the Church and the abuses of its authority, and asserted the right of the layman to spiritual independence.
Luther's 2nd tract was "Concerning Christian Liberty," where he expounded the doctrine of justification by faith, and gave a complete presentation of his theological position.
In his 3rd tract, "Babylonish Captivity of the Church," he criticized the sacramental
system, and set up the Scriptures as the supreme authority in religion.
Luther had published his German translation of the New Testament in 1522, and he and his collaborators completed the translation of the Old Testament in 1534, when the whole Bible was published. He continued to work on refining the translation until the end of his life.
Here is our latest Adult Bible Study on the Treatise of Good Works by Martin Luther. Grow in faith with us!