Five hundred and twenty-five years ago this Nov. 11, Hans and Margarethe Luther brought their son to St. Peter Church in Eisleben, Germany, for baptism. Named for the saint commemorated on the day he was born, Nov. 10, young Martin would grow up with a vocation from God to reform the church and the world.
|Wittenberg, where Luther was a professor at the university, may be the place where he began the campaign to reform the church. But Eisleben is the “cradle of the Reformation,” says Scott A. Moore, shown at the font resculpted from the remains that stood during Luther’s time.|
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