Martin Luther's 95 Theses

Martin Luther s Theses The Ninety Five Theses is a text that everyone knows most refer to but few actually read writes Stephen Nichols Nevertheless it is such a crucial text that it deserves to be read widely Toward tha

  • Title: Martin Luther's 95 Theses
  • Author: Martin Luther
  • ISBN: 1496142225
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Ninety Five Theses is a text that everyone knows, most refer to, but few actually read, writes Stephen Nichols Nevertheless, it is such a crucial text that it deserves to be read widely Toward that end, Nichols has prepared this edition with an illuminating introduction, explanatory notes, and several illustrations Martin Luther has left a legacy that continues to eThe Ninety Five Theses is a text that everyone knows, most refer to, but few actually read, writes Stephen Nichols Nevertheless, it is such a crucial text that it deserves to be read widely Toward that end, Nichols has prepared this edition with an illuminating introduction, explanatory notes, and several illustrations Martin Luther has left a legacy that continues to enrich the church through his writings, writes Nichols All of this may be traced back to the last day in October 1517 and the nailing of the Ninety Five Theses to the church door.

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    1. مارتین لوتر اصلاحگر بزرگ دینی، پانصد سال قبل، علیه مفاسد کلیسای کاتولیک شورید. از جمله این مفاسد، آن بود که کشیشان کاتولیک از مردم برای بازسازی اماکن مقدّس واتیکان اعانه جمع می کردند و در مقابل "آمرزش نامه"هایی به آن ها می دادند، مبنی بر این که این فرد به واسطۀ این اعانه از گنا [...]

    2. Martin Luther's 95 thesis was an outspoken opposition against the immoral activities of the Catholic Church. These were times when the Church was steeped in corruption and when innocent people's faith was exploited for money hoarding, all in the name of religion.The corruption of the Church merits a book of itself and I suggest you do some research of your own on the subject and my recommendation would be the 'Vicar Of Christ' by Walter F. Murphy, which is an amazing work on the history of the C [...]

    3. Reading the statements that Martin included in his 95 affirmations puts it all in perspective; it is unbelievable the state of degradation in which the Catholic Church had fallen during those years. Clearly, from the statements that Martin wrote on his theses, the Catholic Church had become a business where salvation was a matter of money and power, and the Pope along with the entire clergy were corrupted. In fact, the C. Church, by playing on the ignorance of people, started requesting “gifts [...]

    4. Reformu başlatarak dünya tarihine yön veren Martin Luther’in "Doksan Beş Tez"ini okuyucuya sunması sebebiyle lütuf olarak tanımlayacağım eser kesinlikle okunması gereken yapıtlardan biri. Yozlaşan kiliselerin endüljans yani bağışlama yetkisiyle para kazanmaya başladığı bu dönemde defalarca susturulmaya çalışan Keşiş Luther’in düşüncelerini ortaya koyuş biçimine hayran kalmamak elde değil. Din adamı olmasına rağmen yapılan yanlışın önünde durarak kilis [...]

    5. Çevirisini kısa bir sürede yaptım, ancak konuyu ve metni uzun bir süre boyunca kafamda tartıştığımı söyleyebilirim. Hıristiyanlığın reform dönemi tarihin en ilginç olaylarına tanıklık etmiştir, eşi benzeri olmayan bir hareketliliktir. Reform dönemindeki tartışmalar sadece Hıristiyanlığın değil, seküler dünyanın birçok değer ve hükümleri üzerinde de etkili olmuştur. İç içe geçmiş olan, birbirleriyle çelişkili birçok fikir kimileyin benimsenmiş, kim [...]

    6. Many know of Luther's 95 Theses, but few have read them. I decided to read them and I was shocked at how bold he was! Through this book, I learned about the history as to why Luther posted his theses and the impact that it made. He was remarkably bold.These are some of my favorite: 3, 23, 24, 27, 28, 32, 43, 44, 45, 53, 54, 62, 86My favorite:Thesis 62The true treasure of the Church is the Most Holy Gospel of the glory and the grace of God.

    7. Luterove teze nisu napisane u naročito pristupačnom ili prijemčivom maniru. Ukoliko teologija ili crkvena istorija ne spadaju u vašu branšu, čak veoma teško ćete "pohvatati" neke aluzije u delu.Međutim, cenim značaj koji su ovih 95 teza odigrale u istoriji, dopada mi se Luterovo napredno rezonovanje (mada i dalje ograđeno Crkvenim kanonom i propisima, tako da u tom smislu i nije preterano progresivno) i podržavam skrivenu društvenu satiru među redovima. O tome koliko su uticajne bi [...]

    8. Luther’s initial theses cut at an important tool of papal power—the papal indulgences. The church had the monopoly on the commodity of forgiveness, and its sale via indulgences was a significant source of revenue for the papacy. Luther marshals reasons against the legitimacy of indulgences by stressing the exclusivity of God’s ability to forgive (Theses 5, 6). The pope is not only powerless to forgive, Luther argued, but he is also powerless to grant assurance via letters of pardon, even t [...]

    9. This is a great resource for those wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the document and the ideas that set the Reformation in motion. I knew the basic facts: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, and he was protesting against certain practices and teachings that had arisen within the Catholic Church, such as indulgences and purgatory. This book has given me a greater understanding of the specifics, and in the words of Martin Luther himself, no less!How [...]

    10. This was not at all what I was expecting. These thesis caused a schism in the church. They caused an ongoing bloodbath that went on for decades. This was huge! The nailing of these thesis were one of the monumental moments of civilization. I had pictured Martin Luther shouting and waving his hammer about as he nailed them to the door. I had pictured the thesis as:1) Pope is a liar! I expected each thesis to show biblically that the Catholic church was not based on the Bible. but they were nothin [...]

    11. Martin Luther's 95 Theses was a hydrogen bomb hurled straight at the Papacy. Written right at the time that the Gutenberg printing press was enabling the massive dissemination of dangerous ideas, this short but incendiary argument against the abuses of the Church and its cynical hucksterism turned a minor theologian that Pope Leo once casually dismissed as a drunken German into a lightning rod revolutionary whose excommunication was guaranteed.When Luther wrote it, the Church was spending the mo [...]

    12. I suppose it was about time I finally read this. Short, interesting, and to the point. (It did have to fit on a door, after all.) I was surprised to find that, although Luther was concerned with indulgence dealers swindling people out of their money, he was even more concerned with ordinary Christians believing they could get off so easily: “True contrition seeks and loves penalties, but liberal pardons only relax penalties and cause them to be hated…Christians are to be exhorted that they b [...]

    13. Concise little 12-page booklet containing Luther's 95 bullet-points preaching against particular facets of the catholic church. Namely, paying money to the church to not only absolve you of your sins, but also to give the pope certain powers such as the ability to reduce your time spent in purgatory.It should be noted that the pope as well as the church used this scam as a fund-raiser to renovate St. Peter's Basilica.Truth be told, this read is only so-so for me, but I posthumously give Luther a [...]

    14. I'm currently reading a biography about Martin Luther, and finally realized I couldn't continue without actually reading Luther's 95 Theses. I don't feel that I can "rate" these arguments. But I will say, that, Luther was a BOLD man. I also was surprised to see that he defends the Pope. He assumes the Pope's innocence and even opposition against all the usury in the sale of indulgences. But he also states that the Pope has no power to grant pardons, other than to confirm or reaffirm to the belie [...]

    15. I was hoping for something that gave me insight into Lutheranism. What I have here is a rant. The rant may have valid reasoning, especially for the time, for the misuse of the church and specifically the actions of the Pope. Luther was an interesting man as far as I can see and believed adamantly in change. Still, I will have to read the Book of Concord to really get a better understanding of his version of the church.

    16. As an Anglican, I thought I better read this! I was really interested that Luther has a real emphasis in this doc about Christians buying their way out of repentance - not so much not taking it seriously so much as being wilfully led astray by the church into thinking that salvation could be bought, thereby keeping them from true contrition and repentance

    17. Quite frankly, should be read to help form your own view on what you believe's also an important historical piece.

    18. With the recent 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's posting "The 95 Theses" on the Wittenberg Castle Church door, I have wanted to better understand how his ideas led to the Reformation. This brief book is a fascinating look at those claims and how Luther continued to flesh out his beliefs; each chapter is only a couple pages long, consisting of the individual statement and then a short excerpt from Luther's writings that help to explain why Luther felt as he did. I love that the editors use Ma [...]

    19. Read in preparation for a blog post next week. Luther's boldness is incredible. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when he nailed these statements to the door. 500 years later, Luther is still relevant and his boldness in standing up against the Catholic Church is still necessary.

    20. I'll confess to a distinct prejudice, but Martin Luther was one of the most significant persons in world history and his 95 Theses one of the reformation's and one of history's most important documents. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the publication of his 95 Theses (31st October 1517), I thoroughly enjoyed reading this new German translation of the Latin original by Karl-Heinz Göttert. In addition, Göttert's excellent epilogue explains some of the well-known and less-known backgr [...]

    21. ისტორიის გამოცდაზე წავიკითხე და გამომადგა ცოტა არ იყოს :დდ

    22. Luther's points (sometimes criticisms, more often observations) make plain his desire to reform the Catholic Church from within. His love for Christ and the Church, and his respect for the authority of the Pope is abundant here. It is both triumph and tragedy that the Church's attempt to shut down any debate (which the Theses were intended to generate) led to schism and the rise of the Protestant Reformation. May God keep us from truculence and intractability: sola fide; sola scriptura; sola Chr [...]

    23. Interesting. Luther's initial demands of the Church are fairly conservative in nature. He doesn't demand the end of indulgences per se, nor does he renounce the idea of purgatory. He also carefully avoids insulting the Pope. I can't see anything in here that Dante or St. Gregory would have disapproved of. Or anything that the Catholics today wouldn't largely agree with if they read it in Newman rather than Luther. Had the sixteenth-century church allowed this simple tract to be debated, rather t [...]

    24. Even while growing up completely immersed in the church, the first time I heard about the Reformation was sitting in a music theory class learning about harmony of all things. And though I'm still an ignorant stooge concerning Reformation history, I think it’s not too controversial to claim that Luther left in his wake a somewhat complex legacy. There are funny things I know about Luther such as his theological rants about ‘shit’ (his humour reminds me of Zizek’s), or how he believed the [...]

    25. L25 ¶ Docendi sunt Christiani. quod si Papa nosset exactiones venialium predicatorum mallet Basilicam s(ancti) Petri in cineres ire: quam edificari. cute carne et ossibus ouium suarum. LI1 ¶ Docendi sunt Christiani. quod Papa sicut debet ita vellet. etiam vendita (si opus sit) Basilicam s(ancti) Petri: de suis pecunijs dare illis: a quorum plurimis quidam contionatores veniarum pecuniam eliciunt.Îmi plac în mod special aceste două teze. Pentru că Legea e făcută pentru oameni, nu oamenii [...]

    26. Read it ages ago, figured it should be on ye olde read list.Still, lot's of outdated terms aside, the idea that you should just be a decent person and you just can't buy your way into decency. Good and evil are really terms of a bygone age. you can have a real sh**-stain of a person who can make the world a much better with money, or developing technologies, or medicines. So, in that respect Luther be damned. But on a personal level, his words still speak true.Also, "And thus be confident of ent [...]

    27. Short and actually interesting, more so than I expected. Of course, most of it is not so relevant, as very few are getting swindled out of all of their money by indulgence dealers nowadays, but it had some points that one can definitely see would have been radical declarations to the papacy of the time. It's also short, accessible and to the point.Some of Martin's word choices were just funny, eg. Thesis 27: "They preach mad who say that so soon as the penny jingles into the money-box, the soul [...]

    28. Read this on classicreader which is a fantastic site by the way. You should probably do a little bit of research on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation before reading this to get a bit of background on what he's talking about. The main theme is that he is calling out the catholics of the day and the pope for their practices of selling salvation and forgiving sin. Reading through the list, I can just feel myself transported back to the early 16th century and see a crowd gather round afte [...]

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