Luther was fiery, bold and prophetic and it’s no coincidence that he’s the namesake of the most significant religious figure in us history: the rev martin luther king jr few people know the story of the connection between the two reformers what they share in common is far greater than a name.
The key strength of ryrie’s book is that it is something of a biography of the reformation, as roper’s martin luther is a biography of the reformer unlike roper’s subject, though, ryrie’s is still living.
Martin luther and the reformation a german augustinian friar, martin luther launched the protestant reformation of the sixteenth century luther grew up the son of a miner, but he did not maintain that lifestyle for himself.
He was born in atlanta, georgia, in 1929 as michael king, but in 1935 his father changed both of their names to martin luther to honor the german protestant reformer the precocious martin skipped two grades, and by age 15, had passed the entrance exam to the predominantly black morehouse college.
The german monk's questioning of catholic dogma leads to the protestant reformation.
Martin luther and john calvin were major leaders of the reformation luther's name is the one that is most connected to the reformation because it was his criticisms of the the reformation was the time in history when the roman catholic church split up and western europe was no longer united by one christian religion.