1516 Martin Luther preached against the abuse of
indulgences one year prior to his posting of the 95
theses in Wittenberg.
1517 Luther posted
Theses on the
Castle Church door in Wittenberg, calling on all and
sundry to debate the question of indulgences by word of
mouth or by pen. As a result
Thomas Cardinal Cajetan (1469–1534)
at Rome wrote
Tetzel got Professor
(ca. 1460–1531) of the new
University of Frankfort to write two sets of theses against
Mair von Eck
(1486–1543) of Ingolstadt
denounced his friend Luther as a
equating him to
Ross Mackintosh, Church of Scotland theologian, was born
at Paisley, Scotland (d. 3 June 1936).
Edward William August Koehler was born in Wolfenbuettel,
Brunswick, Germany (d. 12 May 1951).
Abbott, American Congregationalist author, died at
Farmington, Maine (b. 14 November 1803).
Daniel C. Roberts, American Episcopal clergyman and
hymnist, died (b. 5 November 1841).
1932 A Lutheran seminary in Hankow, China, was
(b. 1893), American Episcopal clergyman, died. Ordained in
1921, he became rector of Calvary Episcopal Church (New York
City) in 1925. A popular counselor and radio speaker,
Shoemaker stressed personal evangelism and everyday practice
of the Christian faith. He also assisted Alcoholics
Anonymous in formulating the “Twelve
1978 Christian Thomas Wetzstein, former president
of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan District of the LCMS (1927–1929),
died in South Lyon, Michigan (b. 14 February 1887, Sac
County, Iowa). A 1909 graduate of Concordia Theological
Seminary (Springfield, Illinois), Wetzstein served
congregations and preaching stations in northwest Canada,
Saskatchewan and Ontario. After he left Canada, he continued
to serve several vacant congregations in Indiana and
Michigan until 1967. Wetzstein is said to have organized
twenty-four congregations and to have served thirty-two
congregations from his vicarage year in 1907 in Texas to his
last parish at Burlington, Michigan.
1999 Representatives of the Roman Catholic Church
and the Lutheran World Federation met in Augsburg, Germany,
to sign a “Joint
Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification”