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    Is the church really what it seems to be?Martin Luther was a theologian born in 1483 in Germany who changed the history of church forever. He became one of the most influential figures in the history of Christianity. Martin Luther was against some of the most basic tenets of Catolicism. Martin Luther thought that the church has been corrupted, and that it had become more like a business. In 1517 Martin Luther published the 95 theses which were basically an attack on the bad things the church had…

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    Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Saxony, or as we know it now, Germany. Martins parents’ names were Hans and Margarette, they were very poor. Thanks to Hans, Martins father having some success mining or as an ore smelter they were able to live a bit better than the average peasant family. The family was able to move to Mansfeld, a nearby town where Hans had some ore deposits, in 1484. Knowing how difficult it was to be a miner or smelter, Hans Luther wanted his son to…

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    404). One of the movement’s most prominent leaders, Martin Luther, makes this aim his life goal. This man’s life, character, and teachings create the basis for the Lutheran church. Martin Luther was born into late fifteenth century Germany. He was born to unspectacular parents, and his upbringing was fairly harsh (Durant 341). As the sixteenth century dawned, young Luther began studying theology and philosophy at the university of Erfurt (342). Luther initially desired to enter the law field,…

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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…

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    Martin Luther Martin Luther once said, “the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that never a prince or emperor did such damage to it.” (BrainyQuote). Martin Luther said this statement about the Reformation which is a time period where a new branch of christianity was born. This reforming happenened because the Catholic Church was very corrupt and was more concerned about power than teaching about God. Martin Luther, a man who believed that the Catholic Church was corrupt, reformed the church…

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    questioned. Martin Luther, a catholic monk saw many problems with the Roman Catholic church during the height of it’s power, such as John Tetzel selling indulgences. In the 15th century, religion was the key to reaching salvation. If one was not to attend church or not strive for a religious lifestyle from birth to death, they would be viewed as damned and go to hell. Because of this fear of not reaching…

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    changes and breaks away from the Church’s authority. Beginning in the early 16th century, the Reformation officially began when Martin Luther challenged the Roman Catholic church. Luther initially challenged the Church by posting his 95 theses to the Church door, a list of disputes towards clerical abuses, nepotism, simony, usury, pluralism, and the sale of indulgences. While Luther did not know how much of an impact his theses would have on the world, it marked the beginning of a major…

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    Martin Luther was not the only person to take issue with the Catholic Church. There was the Calvinism and Anglicanism that were on the same side with the Lutheran branch of Protestantism. They have similar qualities but also different. Lutheran, Calvinism and Anglicanism was different by the beliefs of Eucharist, Salvation, and the importance of the bible. Lutheran branch of Protestantism was formed in Germany (north), Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Martin Luther believed the same with Anglican…

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    Martin Luther’s open battle with the indulgences of the Catholic Church shed light on the abuse of power within the papacy. The Ninety-Five Theses were posted on churches to be read, and later printed, then given to the Pope (Dutton, 392). The Pope later declared Luther as an outlaw to the Catholic Church in the Edict of Worms (Dutton, 395), tarnishing Luther’s reputation. The papacy’s power and how it was being used to further boost themselves shows the corruption that Martin Luther was trying…

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    “Martin Luther’s Theses.” Martin’ Luther’s 95 Theses. KDG Wittenberg, 1997. Web 21 September 2016. This source is a secondary source because the first paragraph is written in third person, which is giving an overview of what the 95 theses is about. The person who wrote that introduction paragraph gave their interpretation of the 95 theses. By giving their interpretation it makes others see it from that perspective or even not judging the theses by the facts that are presented in there. The facts…

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