Storyboard - Religion

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  • Hello, I'm Martin Luther. I just graduated!
  • St. Anne! I will become a Monk!
  • This is wrong.
  • I don't know if I can afford these indulgences. Will I not go to heaven?
  • INDULGENCES - £7
  • Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany in 1483. He became a professor at the University of Wittenberg and claimed his Doctrine in Theology 1512.
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  • I will nail these complaints to the wall!
  • Wittenberg Church
  • On July 2nd, 1505, Martin Luther was caught in a storm and was struck by lightning. It was thought to be a sign from the Gods. This inspired him to become a monk. 15 days later, Luther entered St. Augustines Monastery and became a German Monk.
  • Luther read and studied the Bible for many years. One day he saw lines of people coming from the Church's door. He went and investigated the matter. He discovered that the Church was selling 'tickets to heaven', or indulgences as they called them. These tickets allowed the owner to go straight to heaven, but at a high price. Luther couldn't recall a time when the Bible stated these tickets must be bought, so he knew the Church and Pope were lying to the people to make money to build St. Peters Basilica.
  • I can help others by translating the Bible into their language
  • Martin Luther soon got upset that the Church was selling these indulgences and so he decided to make a change. He saw all of the Churches flaws and lies, so he created the 95 Theses which were 95 complaints about the church. He nailed these on the 31st October 1517, to the Churches door in Wittenberg to make a statement about the corruption of the church and how the Pope's had been abusing their power to manipulate their followers. People started to read these complaints and soon realised that they were being misled by the Church.
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  • Luther was asked twice by the Church to take down his 95 Theses. In 1521, he was summoned to a Diet of Worms and was asked again to recant (take down) the complaints. Martin Luther was told that if he did not take it down, he would be excommunicated from the Church. Luther stood by his Theses and did not take them down. That year, Martin Luther was called a Heretic and excommunicated from the church.
  • Martin Luther went into hiding for 2 years after he was excommunicated. His ideas/complaints were spread with the help of the invention of the press and this caused people to revolt against the Church. During his 2 years of hiding, Martin Luther translated the Bible into other languages so more people could read God's word. Luther's actions did not go unnoticed, and he is now one of the most famous reformers and the founder of the Protestant Reformation.
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