Discuss the schism (multiple popes), simony (buying church jobs), and indulgences (selling forgiveness).
The five solae (from Latin, sola, lit. "alone"; occasionally Anglicized to five solas) of the Protestant Reformation are a foundational set of Biblical principles held by theologians and clergy to be central to the doctrine of salvation as taught by the Lutheran and Reformed branches of Protestantism.
Discuss why the stairs are important and what big idea Martin Luther got while on them
Diet of Worms
Acting on this belief, he wrote the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” also known as “The 95 Theses,” a list of questions and propositions for debate. Popular legend has it that on October 31, 1517 Luther defiantly nailed a copy of his 95 Thesesto the door of the Wittenberg Castle church.
Martin Luther translates the Bible into German
The Luther Bible (German: Lutherbibel) is a German language Bible translation from Hebrew and ancient Greek by Martin Luther. The New Testament was first published in 1522 and the complete Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha, in 1534. The project absorbed Luther's later years.
Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone") Sola fide("by faith alone") Sola gratia("by grace alone") Solo Christo("through christ alone") Soil Deo Gloria("glory to god alone")
Discuss the goal of the Diet of Worms and what was Martin Luther’s response. Include the classic, “Here I stand . . .” quote.
The Diet of Worms of 1521 was an imperial diet (remember, an assembly meeting) of the Holy Roman Empire. It was convened to determine how authorities (both political and religious) should respond to Martin Luther's teachings. The diet was held in Worms, Germany (pronounced 'Vurmz' and hence the name).
Discuss Luther’s time as Junker Jorg in Wartburg Castle and what he did while in the castle.