How Did Luther Respond To The Reformation Dbq

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The Reformation in the Renaissance
At the beginning of the Renaissance, the “time” had been going backwards. The people seemed to forget the older way of life. Instead of having stone houses and castles, they went back to thatched roof huts. Even though people neglected things, they also discovered new facts like the sun was actually at the center of the universe instead of the earth. The Reformation started with religious movements that also lead to changes in politics, social life, and economics, though all of the changes couldn’t have happened without the religious part of the Reformation. The Reformation was the greatest religious movement since the early church.
In those days the Roman Catholic Church had all of the power. The Reformation began when Martin Luther challenged the Roman Church on the matter of indulgences written in his ninety-five theses. His primary criticism of the pope and the church was that you can’t buy yourself into heaven using indulgences. (Document 6 and 7) Hence, the pope responded and said that all of what Martin Luther wrote were lies. (Document 8) Luther responded back saying that he was baptized and the pope had no proof. (Document 9) During this time, the Church was reformed and reorganized establishing protestant sects of Christianity. There had been quite …show more content…

As the Renaissance and Reformation went on, people began to think that the Church just wanted money and power. It is somewhat true, though, because they were trying to stay in power with all of the people questioning if the Church was actually good. (Document 5) Through the Reformation came the increased power of lower level rulers--kings and queens--which also meant their kingdoms or states became more powerful than the Roman Church and the Roman Empire began to weaken and Europe fell into political

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