How Did Martin Luther Change The World

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Martin Luther stood up for his beliefs and changed the world forever. Martin grew up thinking of God as a strict judge which made Martin feel that he would never be good enough or go to heaven. Martin Luther grew up to become a German monk who did not agree with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Because of this, Martin wrote the 95 theses and started the Protestant Reformation, and fought bravely till the end of his days to legalize protestantism. Martin Luther was born November 10, 1483 in Eisleben, Germany. His parents were Hans and Margaret Luther, and he was their second child. His father worked as a miner to give his children a chance at a better life, he eventually worked his way up to owning the mines. Hans wanted Martin to become a lawyer so he could have more in life, but Martin didn’t enjoy school. In 1501, he entered the University of Erfurt and graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in grammar, logic, rhetoric and metaphysics. In 1505, Martin was caught in a thunderstorm, fearing for his life he prayed to St. Anne begging her to save …show more content…

Luther's problem with the selling of indulgences was the fact that they were sold out of greed robbing people of their money and they were getting nothing out of it. Luther's problem with the people not being allowed to read the bible was that they needed to know what was said in the bible because back then the bible was in Latin and no one could understand it except for church officials. This also relates to the sale of indulgences because if every commoner were allowed to read the bible they would know indulgences were completely unnecessary and did absolutely nothing. Luther also thought the church had too much power which was true, they could persecute anyone because they weren’t Catholic and they had political power basically making the king's

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