Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther - The Onslaught Summary & Analysis

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The Onslaught Summary and Analysis

Luther affirms the forgiveness of sins through the unmerited grace made possible by the cross of Christ. In 1516, Luther's activities include: conventual preacher, reader at meals, parochial preacher, director of studies, overseer of eleven monasteries, lecturer on Paul, and writer of many letters.

The first day of November for Roman Catholics is the day of All Saints. Any contributions made to the church might mean indulgences from the pope for the reduction of time in purgatory. Luther now openly disagrees with this practice. Luther declares that complete remission of sins is granted only to those who show worthy confession. Luther argues that it is audacious for the pope to claim he can deliver souls from purgatory. The practice of indulgences is lucrative for the church and covers the cost of projects like construction. The author claims that the Church...

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