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  • Who is Martin Luther?
  • Luther's problems with The Catholic Church
  • What? You can not get salvation through good works
  • 95 Theses
  • 95 Theses
  • Above is an image of Martin Luther, a German Monk who studied the scripture. Luther lived between 1483 to 1546. Luther had different many ideas of how the Catholic Church should have been run, wanting the Church to be reformed.
  • Diet of Worms. Luther Gets Excommunicated.
  • I Pope Leo excommunicate Marting Luther from the Catholic Church.
  • Luther reading through scripture and finding things he did not agree with
  • Because Luther was deeply into scripture, he found many problems with the Catholic Church. One major problem Luther found was the sale of Indulgences, an easy way into heaven. Another problem Luther found with the amount of power the Pope had and corruption within the Church. Luther also did not agree with the Churches idea about salvation through good works.
  • Direct Quote from Martin Luther
  • 'The whole being of any Christian is faith and love. Faith brings the person to God, love brings the person to people'. - Martian Luther
  • In 1517 Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Church Door. Luther's 95 Theses was 95 problems that Luther had with the Church. An example of one of his problems is the sale of Indulgences. Prices of of Indulgences averaged up to 3 pounds. Luther used the 1440 invention of the Printing Press to writing and publish his writings and 95 Theses.
  • Counter-Reformation and New Churches
  • Luther with many followers
  • Catholic Church with few followers
  • In 1521 Pope Leo x excommunicated Luther from the Catholic Church called the Diet of Worms. The Church ordered Luther to take his statements back, but he refused. Friends of Luther's 'hid' him away and helped him flee to Germany until it was safe for him to return.
  • This is a direct quote from Martin Luther about faith, salvation and what it means to be a Christian.
  • from the 12th century, the catholic church had used the Inquisition to crush heretics. But as the Protestantism took place in Northern Europe, Catholic leaders came to see that this movement could not be defeated through persecution alone. From 1545, the church worked to stamp out corruption and to promote Catholic belief. From this new churches, religions and beliefs such as Lutherism began.
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