HOW DID HE BECOME A REFORMER?
The son of a cobbler, he initially attended the Heilbronn grammar school before studying theology in Erfurt. Upon completing his first degree in 1511, Schnepf transferred to Heidelberg, where he was present for Luther's now famous Disputation on the Power of Indulgences. Together with Philip Melanchthon, Martin Bucer and Johannes Brenz, Schnepf was one of the enthusiastic students who subsequently fought passionately for the reformation of the church. Their efforts brought Luther's ideas to fruition.