Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German former Roman Catholic (Augustinian) friar and priest who became the most influential and significant figure in the Reformation, which gave birth to Protestant Christianity. His translation of the Bible from Latin to German, while not the first in Germany, became influential in opening the possibility of making the Bible more accessible in the mother tongue. It also contributed to the evolution of the modern German language. Lutheranism is an offshoot of Protestantism exclusively based on Luther’s own theology.
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