Essay On Martin Luther's Life Before The Reformation
In 1505, Martin Luther was caught in a violent storm and was almost struck by lightning. He considered it as a sign from God and vowed to become a monk if he survived the storm. Luther came out unharmed and, true to his promise, Luther turned his back to his study of the law. Martin Luther dedicated his life to be a monk and entered an Augustinian monastery. Luther was appointed into priesthood and in 1508, began teaching.
In 1512, he received his doctorate and became a professor of theology at the University of Wittenberg. It would be here that he began to question and explore the many problems he saw plaguing …show more content…
On May 25, the Holy Roman emperor Charles V signed an edict against Luther, ordering his writings to be burned. Luther hid in the town of Eisenach, where he translated the New Testament into German. This would increase the individual reading of the Bible and bring many more to question what the Church taught, as opposed to what they read in the scriptures. By 1522, Luther’s writings started a reform and revolt within the Augustinian Order, and in towns across Germany. Luther then secretly returned to Wittenberg, where he delivered sermons and told the townspeople to put their faith in God to deliver reform. The Reformation became political, and other leaders stepped up to lead the reform. Luther brought up the reformation, but was hardly