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father. The next night, when asked to recant his teachings again, he gave a short speech which ended with “Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me! Amen.”8The emperor gave him permission to leave safely. Soon after his journey home started, he was kidnapped by horsemen who came out of the woods. They brought him safely to Prince Frederick’s castle in order to stay safe. While hiding, he stayed in contact with many people who were on board for Luther’s reform movement. During this time, he translated the Greek New Testament into German. After nine months of hiding, Luther could not continue to stay in hiding as the reform movement continued moving ahead without him. By the time he had returned to his hometown of Wittenberg, the Lutheran Reformation was set in motion. Martin Luther spent his remaining days attempting to guide this movement he had started. He began preaching to and encouraging monks, friars, and nuns to get married. Luther himself married a nun who he helped escape from a convent at the age of forty-three. Martin and Katie’s marriage led to six children.Martin Luther’s DeathAt the age of sixty-two, Luther travelled to the city where he was born in order to settle a dispute in his family. He realized he would soon die and asked his family and friends to gather around him. As he lay on his death bed, he was asked if he wanted to stand firm on the same faith which he had preached. He simply responded, “yes,” and took his last breath. 8[Mark Nickens (2018). (p. 75). Survey of the History of Christianity. Retrieved from ]5
Luther’s body was respectfully taken back to Wittenberg and buried in the same church where he had nailed the 95 Thesesyears prior. The Lutheran Reformation continued strongly, beginning the Church movement away from faith by works to faith through faith. 6
BibliographyThe Holy Bible: King James Version. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2014. “Middle Ages.” Ducksters Educational Site. Accessed February 3, 2020. .[Mark Nickens (2018). (p. 70). Survey of the History of Christianity. Retrieved from ][Mark Nickens (2018). (p. 71). Survey of the History of Christianity. Retrieved from ][Mark Nickens (2018). (p. 72). Survey of the History of Christianity. Retrieved from ][Mark Nickens (2018). (p. 74). Survey of the History of Christianity. Retrieved from ][Mark Nickens (2018). (p. 75). Survey of the History of Christianity. Retrieved from ]7

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