Martin Luther (1483-1546) – German, Catholic priest, Augustinian monk, professor of Theology – was the foremost driving force behind the Protestant Reformation, challenging fundamental teachings of the Church.
In April 1521 Luther was under intense pressure to recant his theological teachings before the Reichstag in Worms, an assembly of Germany’s worldly and religious leaders. Luther responded with:
“I cannot and will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen.” Luther, a German – direct, honest, and transparent. And for many, uncomfortable, difficult, and challenging.