Luther

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  1. Ps104_33

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    Just finished watching the movie "Luther" starring Joseph Fiennes and thought it was good. Any one see it? I highly recommend.

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    I just watched Luther yesterday and watched it again. It is a great inspiring feel good movie. However, I feel like the movie is very one-sided. I would say it's historically accurate, but it cuts out a lot of plots that makes the movie one-sided. It portraits the catholics as unreasonable people who just wanted Luthur to recant without any discussions. The fact is that the roman catholics already sent out people to debate Luthur in the public, and Luthur didn't exactly win by the landslide. It makes a very complex event like the reformation seems very simple. There are a lot of factors that lead to the reformation, and a lot of different people with things to gain and lose. It's not as simple as just indulgences or interpreting the bible. Toward the end, Luther is credited as the pioneer who translated the bible into their native language. The fact is that, there were many German bible versions available before Luther did his translation, and they were approved by the roman catholic church.

    The movie is too short. I would recommend reading the book if you want the full story.
     
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    Of course you arent going to get all the details in a 90 min Hollywood production. But it gives one the gereral idea. As far as being one-sided I guess it depends on what pre-concieved theology one brings along. Roman Catholics unreasonable? Didnt they burn others at the stake unless they recanted? That doesnt sound reasonable.
     
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    Just saw it with my family. Loved it.

    In Christ,

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    To understand what Luther was really about, you need to have some backround of what life was like back then. People spoke and wrote considerably different to what we do today, thus alot of critiscm of Luther is often unwarranted!
     
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    My husband and I just saw the movie too. We really liked it. What courage!

    Rachel
     
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    Actually for the most part it was an accurate account in its one sidedness, the Diet of Worms was accurate except in one detail. Luther postponed three days, I think. According to the records the only thing they asked Luther is "Do you recant?" The Roman curia did not debate at all until they were forced to respond at Augsburg by the German Princes, when they presented the Augsburg Confession.
     
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    Apparently, Luther did not nail the 95 Theses to the Castle Church.


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