Why Luther 's Break With Rome Was The Start Of The Second Reformation

1264 Words Dec 8th, 2014 6 Pages
Terrell Hall
HIST 181
12/10/14
Final Exam
3. If Luther’s break with Rome was the start of the Reformation, it can be argued that Calvin’s break was the start of the Second Reformation. Thirdly, there was the so-called Radical Reformation, which was even further distinct from the other two. Briefly lay out the key differences in the three reformations. Then, more importantly, explain how and why their Reformations were different, paying particular attention to the political and social contexts in which they carried out their reforms. Also, explain how these reformations led to further reformations beyond Germany and Switzerland, and what the stimuli behind them were. In this paper I will explain the so called three Reformations in the 16th century in Rome. Luther’s break from Rome was the first Reformation, then Calvin’s break was the Second Reformation, and lastly there was a so called Radical Reformation and that was the third. Martin Luther was born in 1483 with a really small family that owned land. Luther felt like he had to protest his indulgences as a kind of a consequence of his convictions, from 1516 on. He finally posted his 95 Theses on the castle church door in 1517 when Leo X granted Johann Tetzel to proclaim the indulgences in Saxony. Luther’s work was distributed and read widely by everyone. Once it got to the Pope, he ordered some people to keep the peace in his order. The whole point of the 95 Theses that Luther wrote, was to be directed toward the…

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