+Despite common origins, two things set young Luther apart:
-First, Hans sent Martin to Latin school at age 14 and then on to the University of Erfurt.
- Second, Luther proved to be extraordinary, intelligent, earning his bachelor’s at age
19 and his master’s at 22-the shortest time allowed by the University. This earned
him the nick-name “The Philosopher.”A pleased Hans gave his son the costly gift of
the central text for legal studies at the time, the Corpus Juris Civilis.
+Unfortunately, the promising law student soon had doubts about the status of his soul and about his career his father had securely set before him.