Martin Luther Research Paper

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The Life of Martin Luther
From being a homeless beggar to one of the most well known names in the world Martin Luther experienced many walks of lives helping him to do the effective work he did during his life from 1483- 1546. This man made a huge impact not only where he was from in Germany, but globally; we can still see his change today. Through his revolution paper, 95 Theses, he opened the eyes of many to what was happening in the Catholic Church and struck a controversy that would stir the whole world. Because of this, he made numerous friends, but just as many enemies.
Coming from humble beginnings, Luther grew up in a strong but poor Catholic home in Eisleben, Germany. He went to school in Mansfield until he was 13 years old. After
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Luther was a believer in the Church, so he joined the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt, Germany. During his time as a monk, Luther found that he was the only monk there who cared about his soul and bettering himself. The others used their title as a free pass to become lazy and gluttonous. Realizing that he was of value to the Church and wanting to make a difference, in May of 1507, Martin Luther was ordained a priest. He went on to teach moral philosophy at the University of Wittenberg. While lecturing there, a dispute arose and someone was needed to deliver a message to the Pope. Luther was the first pick to carry out this task, and he gladly accepted. Ever since he was young it had been a dream of his to meet the Pope; however, this trip did not go as it should have. During his travels, he reflected and found that all he thought and felt toward Rome and Pope Leo X had been false. For he found out how corrupt the Roman Catholic Church and its leaders …show more content…
The first wall insisted that the pope was superior to the law and due to his title he could not be charged with any wrongdoing. The second wall stated that the pope was the only person who could translate the scriptures accurately. For whatever he stated the scriptures meant were to be believed and accepted. The third wall claimed that the pope was not subject to man, the Bible, or any of force. He was a judge himself, therefore no one else held the authority to judge

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