Martin Luther

Martin Luther

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  • 1505
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  • 1517
  • Once there lived a man named Martin Luther. Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany in the year 1483. Martin studied law at the University of Erfurt and was an educated scholar and a spiritual person Due to near miss with a lightning strike in 1505. Martin saw this tragic event as a sign from God. He pleaded, "Save me Saint Anne, I'll become a Monk!"
  • 95 Theses
  • 1521
  • In 1505 Martin became a monk to get closer to God and also studied the bible. As Martin studied the bible he started to realise where the Catholic Church had gone wrong and question the leadership and theology of the church. The Catholic Church was selling indulgences. Indulgences was seen as a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins but these shouldn't be sold.
  • Martin Luther did not agree with this process and preached against the selling of the indulgences (Tickets to Heaven) As the church made more and more money out of this cruel idea, the peasants of the time worked very hard to pay for these as they believed everything that the Priest said.
  • 1546
  • In 1517 Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of Lutherstad Wittenberg's Castle Church. The 95 These were about were the church had gone corrupt. He Nailed it to the church door so everyone could see. After Nailing the 95 Theses to the church door, Martin alsoTranslated the bible from later to German using the printing press so everyone could now read the Bible.
  • In 1521 Luther was excommunicated from Lutherstad and appeared before the Council of Worms. (A city in Germany) His words challenged authority in a way that would change the course of history. Martin Luther didn't give up. He went back to Lutherstad and encourages musicians to write music for church services and also encourages monks and nuns to leave their abbeys.
  • During the Protestant Martin Luther was a massive key element to this time period. Luther to let people know that you can be free of speech. Martin Luther started his own church with a new religion, Lutheranism. Luther died at age 63 in the year 1546. He has been a massive impact on history and reestablished the Catholic Church.
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