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Online History Lesson of Martin Luther

Time for an online history lesson! About a month ago, we recognized the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses.  This was what kicked off the Protestant Reformation, an event which has effects reaching even unto this day.  History itself has always been a favorite pastime of mine, and I look forward to the day when a Luma Learn teacher teaches a class on it. Any experience out there teaching history? As a homeschooling student, I was able to pursue the subjects I was passionate about more deeply.  History was my favorite subject, and Martin Luther was one of my favorite history figures of all time.  But without further ado, I present:  Online History Lesson 1 — Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation The Beginnings of Martin Luther The beginnings of the life of Martin Luther were not as one might expect.  Martin Luther suffered greatly because of his merciless obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD.  Martin Luther tried desperately to be righteous enough to appease God.  He hated the “righteousness of God” because he knew he could not obtain that status.  He made sure to punish himself for every wrong he did.  Being a devout Catholic, he spent […]