|Therefore let us rouse ourselves, fellow-Germans, and fear God more than man.|
|—Of the Matters to be Considered in the Councils|
Harvard Classics, Vol. 36, Part 5
Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation Respecting the Reformation of the Christian Estate
Luther advocates tectonic shifts in the church, including a devolution of power from Rome to the German states, and a shift in power from priests to laymen.
TRANSLATED BY C.A. BUCHHEIM
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