Castle Church Altar
Above is the altar in the Castle church in Wittenberg. Karlstadt served as a deacon here and preached here when Martin Luther was in hiding at Wartburg Castle.

Andreas von Bodenstein Karlstadt

Movement Radical Reformation
Born Karlstadt, 1486
Died Basel, 1541
Significance Karlstadt (sometimes Carlstadt) was a close associate of Martin Luther who eventually moved away from Luther's theology to become a Radical Reformer. He believed that all images should be removed from churches and that Christians must exhibit moral growth or sanctification. His emphasis on a transformed life made him a forerunner of Pietism. He died of the plague on December 24, 1541.
Critiques by Karlstadt Karlstadt on Saints and Wittenberg Theologians
Critiques of Karlstadt Luther on Melanchthon, Erasmus, Luther, and Karlstadt
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