Martin Luther (10 Nov 1483 – 18 Feb 1546) was a German friar, priest, professor of theology and a significant figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther denounced a number of teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be achieved through indulgence or other financial means. His translation of the
Bible vernacular made it more accessible for common folk, which had a massive impact on German culture. Martin Luther died convinced of the correctness of his Reformation theology, and with his decree of excommunication by Pope Leo X effective up to date.
A Treatise on Good Works is a work on religion by Martin Luther. His aim in it is to show how faith should be fostered, for a strong faith can be a solid foundation for any good work. Luther’s view is simple – what God commands is good, what God forbids is sin. But understanding of what is what and how it is explained in the bible is complex and difficult task. And that is what Luther tries to make clear for everyone, for this is necessary for having a good faith and do a good work. A very thoughtful and educative reading, regardless of your relation to Christianity.