The Biography Of Distinguished Reformers; And History Of The Reformation In The Sixteenth Century

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAbraham Rees

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833. Excerpt: ... MARTIN LUTHER. Martin Luther, in Biography the celebrated author of the Reformation in Germany, descended from parents in very humble circumstances, was born at Eisleben, in Saxony, in the year 1483. He discovered an early inclination for learning, and having attained the rudiments of grammar under his father's roof, he was sent to school at Magdeburg, where he continued only about a year, and during that short period he supported himself, like many other poor German scholars, by literally begging his bread. From Magdeburg he went to Eisenach, in Thuringia, and distinguished himself in a school of high reputation, by his diligence and proficiency. In 1501 he was entered at the university of Erfurt, and in a very short time, having a mind superior to the scholastic modes of instruction then in use, he became disgusted with those subtle and uninstructive sciences. He immediately applied himself with the greatest ardour and assiduity to the works of the ancient Latin writers, such as Cicero, Virgil, Livy, Sallust, &c. and such was the success with which he studied, that he became the object of admiration to the whole university. He took his degree of M. A. when he was scarcely twenty years of age, and immediately afterwards began to read lectures on Aristotle's physics, on ethics, and other branches of philosophy. He began now to consider the profession which he should adopt for his support in life, and, by the persuasion of his friends, he turned his attention to jurisprudence; but an accident, to which he was witness, viz. the death of a friend by the discharge of a thundercloud, so sensibly affected him, that he determined to retire from the world into a convent of the Augustine friars. No entreaties on the part of his friends could di vert him from his p...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833. Excerpt: ... MARTIN LUTHER. Martin Luther, in Biography the celebrated author of the Reformation in Germany, descended from parents in very...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217291384

ISBN - 13:9780217291385

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