The person on trial
The person on trial was Martin Luther. Luther was a German theologian and a leader of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther was born to a Saxon miner on November 10, 1483. Luther considered the July 1505 incidence where he narrowly escaped a thunderstorm strike a divine call, which made him start living a profound Christian life (Linder 2).
Luther’s actual legal charges
The church accused Martin of heresy, an act that was condemned by the Catholic Church. Martin Luther was answerable to three charges associated with heresy, which he allegedly spread through his books. First, Luther challenged the absolute authority of the Pope over the church (Linder 3). According ...