Wingin’ It 81.2: The Life of Luther (Part 2) – Young Luther

Wade and Mike continue their Wingin’ It series on the life of Martin Luther with a look at his childhood. They explore the question “What was it like to be a kid from Mansfeld”. Wade makes the case that Luther, the Mansfeld kid, was a true Detroiter at heart. Listen in as they paint a picture of Luther’s upbringing in a religious, strict, but loving home in the mining town of Mansfeld in which the poor peasant and proto-capitalist walk down the same streets and sit next to each other in the same pews. 

Here’s a bit of a starting bibliography on the Life of Martin Luther:

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