For any movement to have a lasting effect in history and continue on strongly in its influence, a great leader needs a worthy successor. Martin Luther had such a bold successor in his associate and colleague at Wittenberg University, Philipp Melanchton.
Melanchton was Luther’s main collaborator in the Protestant Reformation and it could be said that Melanchton was even more affirmed as a scholar than Luther. He was a professor of Greek at Wittenberg and has been credited for composing the Augusberg Confession which was one of the most significant documents of the Protestant Reformation. He continued to lead the Protestant Reformation and He is a leading founder of what is known today as the Lutheran church.