Martin Luther And Calvin's Impact On Religion

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The Protestant Reformation was a time period of upheaval, conflict, and most importantly change and religious change being one the most significant changes. The Reformation had a huge impact on religion and the era shaped the understanding of Heaven and Hell. Martin Luther and John Calvin were main contributors to developing and creating religious ideals during this time. They were influential because Luther and Calvin both opposed the religious the traditional views of the time. The Catholic Church was being challenged for the first time during this time and altering the beliefs of people. The Protestant Reformation was greatly influenced by Luther and Calvin, “Luther gave the Reformation its heart and soul. Calvin gave it its mentality.” Luther is known for kicking off the Reformation; whereas, Calvin is known for bringing the meaning. The Protestant Reformation sufficiently affected people’s religious outlooks, their thoughts on the afterlife, the church, and this was caused because of Calvin and Luther.
Martin Luther was born in Germany in 1483 and was born into a Catholic family. He joined the Catholic monastery when he was 21 years old, becoming a friar. As he spent his time in the Catholic Church, he began to see the church in a different way than the other followers. He saw the church as a greedy organization that was focused on power and money. He believed the Church was more concerned with money over than the good of their followers. He felt as if the Catholic
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