Essay about The Impact Of Martin Luther During The Reformation Era

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Impact of Martin Luther during Reformation Era

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

- Martin Luther

By:

St Benjamin Kim

Kaffenberger

History 101 (9 AM)

6 May 2016

Word Count: 2000

I could write a 20 page biography on Luther, however, that’s quite boring. I was more admired by his motivation and conviction. After researching, I was right about his passion, but more so his profound effect created a movement that essentially “burned a hole through Europe”. This paper will give a brief introduction into Luther and then show the impact Luther had socially, religiously, and globally. In addition, an attempt to share a few things I have learned in class and read in the textbook, including some online, scholarly sources.

Luther was born into a poor, peasant German family where he was taught to pray to God and to respect the church and the priests.Becoming a monk, he entered a monastery at Erfurt in 1505.

As a monk, Luther’s main concern was to become a saint and earn a place in heaven. He, therefore, observed the details of discipline, living a very austere life and learning the principles of mystical prayer and meditation. His days were spent in reading and studying, prayer and fastings, night watches, and self-mortifications. His fellow monks held him up as a model of sanctity and envied his self-denial. He later said, “If ever a monk got to heaven by monkery, I would have…

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