What did Martin Luther believe about marriage?
Marriage was at the heart of Martin Luther’s break with Rome and the Reformation that followed. He preached sermons praising marriage beginning in 1519 and several years later wrote his first formal treatise attacking the value of vows of celibacy and arguing that marriage was the best Christian life.
What did Martin Luther say about his wife?
Martin Luther regards marriage as the holy state ordained by God for every adult. Women, most of all, should be married, early and quickly. So he concerns himself with getting the runaway nun safely wedded.
Why did Katharina Bora die?
Did Martin Luther run away with a nun?
Martin Luther found peace when he married an ex-nun named Katharine von Bora, whom he had helped to escape from her nunnery in an empty fish barrel and had taken refuge in Wittenberg.
How did Martin Luther become a monk?
Luther studied at the University of Erfurt and in 1505 decided to join a monastic order, becoming an Augustinian friar. He was ordained in 1507, began teaching at the University of Wittenberg and in 1512 was made a doctor of Theology.