Martin Luther And The Protestant Reformation

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The Protestant Reformation was a religious revolution in Europe during sixteenth century. “The discovery that changed Luther’s life ultimately changed the course of church history and the history of Europe.” Martin Luther was the person who started the Reformation on October 31, 1517. This is when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church at Wittenburg, this publication attacked the Roman Catholic Church 's sale of indulgences. “Calvin made a powerful impact on the fundamental doctrines of Protestantism, and is widely credited as the most important figure in the second generation of the Protestant Reformation.” Huldrych Zwingli was greatly involved in the Swiss Reformation and William Tyndale translated the New Testament into the English language. Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Germany. His parents were peasants who were superstitious and religious and wished for Martin Luther to become a lawyer. Luther entered the University of Erfurt in 1501, and in 1502 he received his bachelor 's degree and later his master 's degree in 1505. On July 2, 1505, Martin Luther was walking near Stotternheim, when a thunderstorm came upon him. Luther vowed that if he could make it out of the thunderstorm alive, he would become a monk. Not long after this incident, Martin Luther joined an Augustinian Monastery at Erfurt. “Luther was also driven by fears of hell and God’s wrath, and felt that life in a monastery would help him

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