Essay about The Impact Of Martin Luther During The Reformation Era
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
- Martin Luther
St Benjamin Kim
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…