How Did Martin Luther Rise To Power

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November 10, 1483, young Martin Luther is born in Eisleben, Germany. Already, his father, Hans Luther, has mapped out his son’s entire life. He dreamed that his son would be the one who would climb the social latter giving his family an even higher status as a lawyer. Luther’s parents’ strictness discouraged any rebellion—severely punishing him for any failures leaving him with low self-esteem for the rest of his life. After years of forced studies, Luther faced a religious crisis until one night he was given a revelation by God. He was convinced that he was meant to become a monk and left his father’s plan for God’s plan. His father was enraged by his son’s audacity, but Luther continued to defy his father and went into the order of Reformed Congregation of the Eremetical Order of St. Augustine. He was soon …show more content…
Some people in the Church began making indulgences. This was were as they would take a piece a paper, put some writing, and say that you are free from all your impending sins and your time in Purgatory was shorten. Of course, this “indulgence” came at price. You could buy one for yourself and even your dead relatives. The money raised from this scam was used to help rebuild St. Peter’s Basilica. People who were taught by Luther would come to him and show him that they had gotten an indulgence and needed not to confess their sins to him. This is where things began to get serious. In protest, Luther wrote his famous ninety-five thesis giving ninety-five main points of criticism of the Catholic Church. He went and nailed his letter onto the Church’s door which was a common practice. The news of the harsh criticism reached Pope Leo X in Rome resulting in Luther being excommunicated from the Church. His teaching were banned, but Luther was still able to go on teaching with the aid of German princes. The prince wanted to do what was morally right and support their

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