Dr. Martin Luther's Impact On World History

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A wise man once said, 'Great men write about history, greater men make history". This is statement has been prove time and time again throughout world history. Men like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made when he lead the Civil Rights Movement and helped African American secure their God given rights to be treated as equals. Mother Teresa is another great example of a person impacting history when she helped thousand who were on hard times. Another individual who left his mark on history are Martin Luther of Eisleben, Germany. Luther and the fought back against the oppression of the Catholic Church and inspired the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation weaken the control of the Catholic Church, created new denominations and new freedoms in Christianity. Furthermore, these Luther 's actions helped in the set up of the United States of America. Martin Luther impacted world history by fighting against oppression, by sparking a reformation, and by his actions having effects on United States.
First, Luther fought back against the Catholic Church and sparked a reformation which freed Christians from Catholic Church control. Luther was a German monk who
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In 1517, when Luther 's 95 Theses were published, is the date Historians give for the beginning of the 2.Protestant Reformation. (history.com). With the new invention of the printing press Luther 's 95 Theses were translated from Latin to German and handed out to the masses. Luther 's 95 Theses inspired many people to revolt against the Catholic Church in his home town and aboard. (hccfl.edu). Also Luther translating the Bible allowed people to start reading the Bible for their selves and started questioning the teachings of the Church, which led to even more civil unrest. As Protestant Reformation continue to spread across Europe other leader started to emerge such as John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and King Henry

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