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To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation

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In "To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation," Martin Luther provides a scathing critique of the Catholic Church and calls for reform within the church. He challenges the idea that only the clergy can interpret scripture and argues that all Christians have the right to read and interpret the Bible for themselves.

Luther also addresses the corruption within the church, specifically calling out the selling of indulgences and the hoarding of wealth by the clergy. He urges the German nobility to take action and reform the church from within.

Overall, Luther's work is a powerful call to action for Christians to stand up against injustice and corruption within the church. His bold and unapologetic writing style makes this a compelling read for anyone interested in the history of the Protestant Reformation.

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Early in the course of the Reformation (1520) Martin Luther penned a trilogy of foundational documents addressing the German Nobility, the Church and the Christian. "To the Christian Nobility" appeared first. In it, Luther identifies and attacks the three walls with which the papacy insulates itself from reformation. Next, he discusses three areas that need to be addressed by a council. Finally, he offers 27 articles respecting reforms needed in Christendom.

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