'Von der freyheyt eynes Christenmenschen' by Martin Luther (Wittenberg, 1520) [Library shelfmark: Crawford.R.206].
He used this time to write his major Reformation texts. These include:
- An address to the German nobility, which contains a comprehensive social, educational and economic reform programme
- A treatise about the captivity of the church, which deals with his doctrine of the sacraments
- His revolutionary thoughts on the freedom of Christians (shown here), which he dedicated to the Pope.
This document features in the display 'The Reformation: What was it all about?' at the National Library from 19 October to 10 December 2017.