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Published on Apr 2, 2013

Martin Luther is a 1953 film
biography about the life and times of the greatest figure of the
Protestant Reformation – Martin Luther, a 16th century German monk,
priest, and theology professor’s efforts to reform the Catholic church,
his excommunication, and the developments that started the Protestant
Luther’s observations and studies led him to be
critical of the materialism of the Roman Catholic church; with its use
of indulgences, relics and other wayward teachings and practices that
are unsupported by the Bible (scripture) forced him to write and nail
his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church that was pivotal in
leading a ‘spiritual revolution’ shaking the principalities of the Holy
Roman Empire and the entirety of Medieval Europe that changed history
Martin Luther is directed by Irving Pichel and stars
Niall MacGinnis as Martin Luther
John Ruddock as Vicar Johann von Staupitz
Pierre Lefevre as George Spalatin
Guy Verney as Philipp Melanchthon
Allastair Hunter as Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt
David Horne as Elector Duke Frederick the Wise
Fred Johnson as Prior of Erfurt monastery
Philip Leaver as Pope Leo X
Heinz Piper as Dr. John Eck
Leonard White as brother and emissary of Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz
Egon Strohm as Cardinal Aleander
Annette Carrell as Katharina von Bora
Alexander Gauge as Fr. John Tetzel
Irving Pichel as Chancellor Brueck
Hans Lefebre as Emperor Charles V
John Wiggin as Narrator
The music is composed by Mark Lothar and performed by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
Luther Bible, 1534
Luther Bible, 1534 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgent...
Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum, 95 theses (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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