Today marks the anniversary of Luther’s bold stand at the Diet of Worms, where he famously stood before his critics and refused to retract his teachings which had already sparked such controversy in the Church.
For those of you who are wondering, Worms is a city in Germany, and a “Diet” is basically a council, an official gathering of some kind. So, although a diet of worms might be an intriguing way to lose weight, the Diet of Worms was an imperial council that met in the city of Worms in 1521. (And if you want to sound all germanic and cool to your friends, you pronounce it like Deet of Verms.)
Here are a few highlights from Luther’s speech that day. You can read the whole thing here.