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

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The Church Territorial Summary and Analysis

Unrelenting missionary activity results in winning most of Northern Germany within a decade for the Reformation. There are a large number of pamphlets and cartoons. Many of them contrast Christ with the pope. There is a cartoon of Luther shaking hands with Lucifer. Luther does continue to receive death threats.

By 1527, the whole electoral of Saxony is now evangelical as opposed to Catholic. The change produces confusion and each town has its own way of conducting church. Luther wants Saxony investigated. Visitors are elected to visit parishes and inquire into finances, behavior, forms of worship, and the faith. The visitors discover that there is great confusion and neglect in finances and many of the parsonages are in reprehensible condition. The visitors decide to hold the parishioners responsible for the repairs. Luther does not try to subordinate the...

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