As part of our efforts to publish and discuss the Top 10 Most Influential Christians of all time (since the Apostles), we will be posting a “count-down” of sorts. Last week we listed the 16th- 20th persons from our exclusive survey.
The 15th most influential Christian is German-born Martin Chemnitz, a crucial figure in the 16th century. As a famous 17th century saying went- “If the second Martin had not come, the first Martin would not have stood.”
Chemnitz studied under Luther as well as Reformation cohort Philip Melancthon, and it was Chemnitz’ mastery of the early Church Fathers that helped the fledgling breakaway group refute the Catholic Church’s Council of Trent.
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