Gene Veith posts on Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming meeting to discuss Martin Luther.
Pope Benedict XVI is to rehabilitate Martin Luther, arguing that he did not intend to split Christianity but only to purge the Church of corrupt practices.
Pope Benedict will issue his findings on Luther (1483-1546) in September after discussing him at his annual seminar of 40 fellow theologians — known as the Ratzinger Schülerkreis — at Castelgandolfo, the papal summer residence. According to Vatican insiders the Pope will argue that Luther, who was excommunicated and condemned for heresy, was not a heretic.
I wonder what Doktor Luther would have to say about this!
If only “Luther at the Movies” were still blogging. Surely, he would comment in Martin’s stead.