Martin Luther, sick comic?

The Christian hero rose to power with dark, sexual humor

Lucas Cranach the Elder, “Luther as Junker Jörg” (1521)

Scholars are only lately writing about Luther’s humor.

As a monk Luther seems to do little except mope.

He finds his voice while sitting on the toilet.

He’s famous for talk of farting, feces, and anal sex.

The dark sexual humor was key to Luther’s rise.

Luther’s own sexuality is a bit vague.

Luther’s friends hoped the marriage would end the scatology.

What were Luther’s real views on women?

In 1546, he’s ready for the show to be over.

religion. sex. facts.

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