Essay on Martin Luther And The Catholic Church

1362 Words Nov 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Martin Luther was a monk and a really important person in the Holy Roman Empire. During the Reformation, the church played an important role in the society, and become a big part of the people 's lives. Luther paved the way to question the church, which eventually led to a big conflict with the Pope. Martin Luther thought that the church was no longer a just place to worship God. Since the churches were corrupt and powerful, Martin Luther harmed and supported by challenging the Catholic Church. In the end, his actions caused more harm than good. He inspired a violent revolt, disrespected the Pope, challenged the church, and tried to break the Catholic tradition. Western Europe went through several religious and social conflicts during the Reformation. Luther believed Christian beliefs should be, based on the Word of God and not on having a connection with the church.
Martin Luther did more harm than good through his challenge of the Catholic Church. When the peasants of Europe began to read the Scriptures for themselves during the Reformation, their ideas of justice and the ideas of the church started to change. Peasants started applying Martin Luther’s ideas, leading to the tragic Peasant’s Revolt in 1524. “German peasants, excited by reformers’ talk of Christian freedom, demanded at the end of serfdom. Bands of angry peasants want about the countryside raiding monasteries, pillaging, and burning.”(textbook 56) From this evidence, tells the peasant revolt to turn into a…

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