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  • 10 Lesser-Known Reformation Figures You Need to Remember on Martin Luther's 500th Anniversary

    11/01/2017 10:49:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/01/2017 | Tyler O' Neil
    Tuesday marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. While Martin Luther deserves special recognition on this Reformation Day, the Protestant Reformation involved many more great pastors and thinkers. It would be unfair to them to focus all attention on Luther. Below is PJ Media's list of ten lesser-known but vitally important Reformation figures. There are hundreds of men and women who led the charge to return to a Bible-based Christianity following the five "Solas" (Sola Fide or Faith Alone, Sola Scriptura or the Bible Alone, Sola...
  • Of the Marriage of Priests (Melanchthon's defense of priestly celibacy from Augsburg Conf)

    05/16/2002 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 2 replies · 41+ views
    Project Wittenberg ^ | 1530 | Philip Melanchthon
    Their enumeration among abuses, in the second place, of the celibacy of the clergy, and the manner in which their priests marry and persuade others to marry, are verily matters worthy of astonishment, since they call sacerdotal celibacy an abuse, when that which is directly contrary, the violation of celibacy and the illicit transition to marriage, deserves to be called the worst abuse in priests. For that priests ought never to marry Aurelius testifys in the second Council of Carthage, where he says: "Because the apostles taught thus by example, and antiquity itself has preserved it, let us also maintain...