Martin Luther – PBS Documentary – Part 1 of 2

Martin Luther – PBS Documentary – Part 1 of 2
(Part 2 of 2: at
Martin Luther OSA (German: [ˈmaɐ̯tiːn ˈlʊtɐ]
10 November 1483 — 18 February 1546) was a German monk, Catholic priest, professor of theology and seminal figure of the 16th-century movement in Christianity known
later as the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with monetary values. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel, a Dominican friar, with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the Pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor.
Luther taught that salvation and subsequently eternity in heaven is not earned by good deeds but is received only as a free gift of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin and subsequently eternity in Hell.His theology challenged the authority of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge from God and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood. Those who identify with these, and all of Luther’s wider teachings, are called Lutherans even though Luther insisted on Christian as the only acceptable name for individuals who professed Christ.
His translation of the Bible into the vernacular (instead of Latin) made it more accessible, which had a tremendous impact on the church and on German culture. It fostered the development of a standard version of the German language, added several principles to the art of translation, and influenced the writing of an English translation, the Tyndale Bible. His hymns influenced the development of singing in churches.[6] His marriage to Katharina von Bora set a model for the practice of clerical marriage, allowing Protestant priests to marry.

In two of his later works, Luther expressed antagonistic views toward Jews, writing that Jewish synagogues and homes should be destroyed, their money confiscated, and liberty curtailed. These statements and their influence on anti-Semitism have contributed to his controversial status.[8] Martin Luther died in 1546, still convinced of his Reformation theology, and with his decree of excommunication by Pope Leo X still effective. On his deathbed, Luther was asked, ‘Are you ready to die trusting in your Lord Jesus Christ and to confess the doctrine which you have taught in his name?’. He answered, ‘Yes’ before taking his final breath.

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  1. Max Wei says:

    I mean this i snot that bad, but I think it's kind of similar to the other films, and some people r saying this is the best, its actually gud tho

  2. Who Knows says:

    Send us a new luther

  3. Hattie Whitson says:

    Sounds like he was a bipolar.

  4. iniohos2 says:

    A good, faithful Catholic Christian.

  5. Tala Khraim says:

    How was Luther’s monastery an economic power within the local community?

    someone help with my school history question, ​please

  6. Delilah Finch says:

    145 people are Catholics

  7. ThisIsTurok1 says:

    40:00 Martin Luther discovers that salvation is grace through faith alone
    46:10 salvation is by grace through faith alone, not of works, it's a gift from God

  8. Garrett Farrett says:

    this video was lit!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kevin the 'Center Venter' says:

    What an amazing documentary!!!!

  10. Lonnie Christopher says:

    Catholicism was a BUSINESS….Luther found this out…It wasn't a spiritual entity as Paul's Ministry was…….

  11. james c says:

    The 500th anniversary of Luther posting his 95 thesis to the cathedral of Wittenberg's doors is fast approaching.  Only 15 more days to go.  And in an act of reconciliation with its Protestant brethren, the Catholic church will be canonizing Fr. Martin (sort of) on the 31st of this month.  But I am not sure that their gesture will be well received.  Several years ago, a Vatican counsel finally officially agreed that Luther was right all along in his assertion of justification by faith.  And that did not go over with as much jubilation as The Holy See had hoped.

  12. ChîRhôpher Lazarus says:

    Happy anniversary, Brethren (Sempr Reform)

  13. Whitemonkey 510 says:

    Martin Luther was a good man who was also an anti-Semite.

  14. mort c krahn says:

    John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

  15. qrow crow says:

    me I'm here for school

  16. Iman Robota says:

    This is why I don't know much about Martin Luther – everytime I tried using a search engine to find a documentary: all the results were about that MLK nigger. Wtf.

  17. hartranft66 says:

    luther was an insane man, and everyone at the time knew it. he caused the german peasant war, and he later regreted leaving the true church

  18. dindu nothin says:

    Martin Luther King was black. What tf is this stupid shit.

  19. Lisa Nord says:

    great video of showing the one true religion

  20. Robin Hood says:

    Why is an Anglican talking about Luther? Martin Luther referred to himself as an evangelical or Christian.

  21. Moratachelsea Ao says:

    "I will find you and kill you "

  22. Kyan Smit says:

    hey Luke
    How far r u

  23. Kyan Smit says:


  24. boeing 747 says:

    I've had a similar experience to Luther, I used to seek God's acceptance and love through my obedience to Him. Nower days 'm starting to feel liberated knowing God's unchanging love for me despite my struggles. I still want to live in a healthy/right way, but it's so much more meaningful doing it because it's healthy, vs doing it merely because God demands it.

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  26. Chris Wilson says:

    He was a white gay faggot

  27. matthew mann says:

    In Nazi Germany it later became like a second inquisition

  28. Ryan Michael says:

    Poor deceived Luther. I wonder how he would feel about the thousands of man made sects with conflicting doctrines that stemmed from his disobedience. Long love His One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

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  30. V Stokke says:

    Muller trondheim

  31. V Stokke says:

    He looks an awful lot like the most bavarian holy

  32. war zone says:

    I love religious history. But Martin Luther was mentally ill

  33. Stephen Lee says:

    This is very eye opening

  34. Ruby Fuller says:

    This is most interesting. I am just now learning about this religion.

  35. Zaphod Trillian says:

    classic manic depressive

  36. Kaleb Wright says:

    I watched this 24 time's because I think it teaches a good lesson when you feel like you are agenst the world

  37. Jasub says:

    Smh my teacher made me watch this. I put it onto x1.25 so it goes faster.

  38. Trajan Canuck says:

    Modern day bickering between Catholics and Protestants on message boards can't erase the fact that Martin Luther shook Europe, and consequently much of the world, to its very foundations. And the Catholic Church of that time was pretty horrid, corrupt and base. Luther was not a pleasant man, or a saint (funny). But stubborn and courageously defiant, and in the right place at the right time. It had to happen.

  39. Jacob Hoss says:

    This is a naïve puff-piece. Luther's many, frequently vile character flaws and his profoundly selfish motives for trying to overthrow the Church are almost totally glossed over. He was a crude, lecherous man who was disgusted by the limits the Church imposed on his cynical, self-serving ambition. He was not some pious idealist who sought to reform a wayward Church, he was a cruel, grotesque-minded scoundrel who sought to follow the example of his true father, to 'ascend above the height of the clouds, (to thus) be like the most High'.

  40. Jacob Hoss says:

    The monastery Luther joined 'distilled' beer? How does that even work?

  41. Adrien Rosamond says:

    God is fake, get over it.

  42. Daniel Vasko says:

    Luther didn't develop his theories on Justification until after he posted the 95 thesis. Also the fat priest in the film says that an indulgence would pay the bearer 'forgiveness of sins' when, in fact, confession does that, an indulgence is only the forgivenss of temporal punishment due to sins. This documentary is biased, and full of lies. Typical PBS propaganda.

  43. Danni Crombie says:

    who's watching this just for fun!