In a world that was once governed by the Roman Church and a distant emperor, Martin Luther, a humble 15th-century monk, managed to awaken a national spirit in Germans and become someone they identified with. A German himself, Luther played the German card and appealed to national sentiment. His translation of the Bible into German was a crucial step in forming a German identity, but it also left Germany divided along religious lines.
Yet, in the eyes of many Germans, Luther remains one of the most important figures in their history. He changed the world by igniting a religious movement that challenged the power of one of the most powerful institutions of his time. How did he do it? What was his secret? Discover the answers to these questions as you dive into this fascinating documentary about Martin Luther’s life and legacy.