Oops! My Apologies!
- Richard Anderson had written in his last post in response to my post, "Was
Jesus and Anamoly" : "Martin Luther came from peasant stock."
I mistakenly read "Martin Luther" as "Martin Luther King, Jr." Alas, my
eyes deceived me or my mind has left me! My sincere and deep apologies to
you, Richard, for my reply in which I gave a summation of Martin Luther King
Jr.'s background, when you were talking about Martin Luther.
Richard, you are correct. Martin Luther did come from peasant stock. Even
so, by the time Luther was an adolescence, his father had become somewhat
prosperous via the leasing of iron furnaces and pits. Luther also was
well-schooled. He went to the noted university at Erfurt and was trained in
Ockhamist scholasticism. Thus, Luther was of some significant social status
of his time, even though, as you correctly point out, Richard, he was from
Again my apologies!