Analysis Of Martin Luther's 95 Theses

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The Protestant Reformation is often indicated as just the Reformation. It was the major disagreement within Western Christianity started by Martin Luther. Martin Luther wrote his 95 Theses in hopes of just starting a debate between the church, but ended up setting the religious world aflame. In his document, he started by criticizing the selling of indulgence, demanding that the pope had no authority over purgatory and that the Catholic doctrine of the merits of the saints had no foundation in the gospel. The “95 Theses” are a list of questions and propositions for debate and are also known as “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences.” Luther wrote his document and hung it on the door to the church and it later became the foundation for the Protestant Reformation. …show more content…
He attended a school where he developed an interest for monastic life. He was withdrawn from that school to be put in another school to become a lawyer. During his time spent studying to become a lawyer, he was caught in a very savage storm. Luther was struck down by lightning and vowed that if he made it through this storm he would become a monk. He made it through the storm and in 1505 he entered an Augustinian monastery. As a monk, Luther did not quit his studies and received his doctorate and became a professor in biblical studies. Soon after, many theologist and scholars began to question the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Luther believed that salvation could be reached through faith and by divine grace only, so he eagerly protested against the churches idea of selling indulgences. Acting on this he then wrote the “95

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