European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Oct 29 1967, Page 13

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 29, 1967, Darmstadt, HesseSuyet a Day that changed the world Here i stand Luther told Imperial diet in Worms As he refused to recant his position on the Church. By James Gunter staff writer Luther s Friend Philipp Meganck an. Katharine von Bora Luther s wife. It was 450 years ago that a round faced German priest who liked drinking Beer and had a wonderful Way with words nailed a daring paper on the door of his Church at Wittenberg. The result of the Hammer blows Wasto shatter the Structure of the medieval Church. Martin Luther was the name cover old drawing shows Luther nailing 95 theses to Wittenberg Church door portrait of founder of lutheran Church is after an original by Lucas cranach. Of the priest and the 95 theses or Points for debate which he posted oct. 31,1517, established the protestant move ment. Obviously Luther did not simply St Pup to the Church door and single hand edly wrench apart the fabric of the Catholic Church. Dissent schism and Dogma differences had Long divided the Church body politic in the 14th cent Rythe Antipodes even moved the holy see to Avignon in France. In a Long and bitter series of Council meetings the Church had attempted to Reform itself from the 13th Century utmost of these conferences ended up in a plastering Over of the real problems to present a seemingly United front. At the same time the humanists were helping bring a rebirth of Art and literature in Italy and the works of Petrarch and Bocaccio brought a natural Ness to life that was refreshing. In Man occasions the artists of the Renaissance found themselves in opposition to the Church of the times but they largely chose to ignore the conflict. Spreading european Trade also worked to destroy the narrow nationalistic boundaries which helped mask the prob lems of the Church and the great explorers of the age Vasco a Gama. Lucas cranach the elder portrayed Luther preaching to worshippers at the stad Kirche of Wittenberg. His theme was salvation through Faith. Page 14 the stars and stripes sunday october 29, 1967

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