Today's Luther Fact:
1508 – Luther’s superior, an aristocrat-turned-monk named Johannes von Staupitz, sends Luther to serve as a substitute professor at the university in Wittenberg. Staupitz is closely connected to Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony. Frederick himself had recently founded the University of Wittenberg (1502) against his bishop’s objections (as it was not an ecclesial school).
Did You Know? A Survey of Luther's Life; seven weeks of daily Luther facts was researched, compiled, and commented on by Andrew Lewis, S.T.M. who served as Vicar at St. James from 2016-2017.