Martin Luther

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  • In this first scene, Martin Luther is pictured running home through a lightning storm from law school. He is struck by lightning but prays to God and says that if he saves him, a monk. He ended up surviving and became a monk.
  • In this scene, Martin Luther has already become a monk. He is in his dorm thinking about the ways he disagrees with the Church's teachings. He begins thinking of all the reasons he believes that what the Church is preaching is wrong and starts to write them down.
  • In this scene, Martin Luther is pictured nailing the 95 Theses to the door of the church. The 95 Theses are 95 complaints that Luther had against the Catholic Church. Luther was angry because the church was telling the people that they had to pay in order for God to save them, and Luther believed that God would save you if you just had faith in him.
  • Martin Luther is pictured burning the Papal Bull which was issued by the Pope. The Papal Bull was ordered by Pope Leo X saying that Luther was a criminal and that Luther would be excommunicated from the church. However, Luther didn't listen to the church and burn the Papal Bull. This shocked many peasants because no one had ever dared to go against the church's teachings.
  • In this scene,Martin Luther is pictured translating the bible into German. He is doing this because he wants all people to be able to read the bible for themselves. This worried the Roman Catholic Church because if all people are able to read the bible, they will see that the bible never said anything about making people pay to be said by God.
  • In this last scene, a new door was pushed open for religious freedom. The document seen being held by a German prince is the Peace pf Augsburg. The Peace of Augsburg was when the emperor and German princes all agreed that the princes could choose the religion of their provinces.
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