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Martin Luther and Protestantism
Updated: 5/21/2020
Martin Luther and Protestantism
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  • This will get their attention! They will know the right way to lead religious lives.
  • I stand by what I have said! I will not take it back!
  • You are a fool! Let it be known that you shall be an outcast for the rest of your life!
  • He's right! We should support him!
  • Protestantism is the truth!
  • In this scene, an outraged Martin Luther is shown posting the 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenburg. These theses challenged the authority of the Church and attacked the Church's view of salvation in Thesis 37.
  • This will help people learn about the truth of Christianity!
  • The Holy Roman Emperor calls Luther to Worms for trial, Diet at Worms, where they give him a day to decide his fate.The next day, he responds "I cannot and I will not retract anything."
  • I am inspired! I shall lead a religious life once I recover!
  • The diet resulted in him being declared an outlaw, though many stood by his side. To many, he was even considered a hero, and this helped spread more Protestant ideas.
  • Protestant!
  • Catholic!
  • After declaring himself a Protestant, he began writing the book The Institutes of Christian Religion and published it in 1536. In it he wrote the basics of Protestant law, and Protestants everywhere read it.
  • Ignatius Loyola read about the life of Jesus and Catholic saints after being seriously injured in battle. While he recovered, he became inspired, and vowed to lead a religious life, putting away his sword forever. He became the founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits.
  • After the sides arose in power, the Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformations both began a Thirty Years' War between several European countries with different sides, including England, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Scotland and many more. The war lasted from 1618 to 1648, ending with the Peace of Westphalia.
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