Reformation And Beliefs Of The Protestant And English Reformation

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The Protestant and English reformation were both reforms that took place in the 16th century against the Roman Catholic Church. Comparatively these reformations are alike and different in some sense. For example, Two leaders led these reforms and went against the church’s beliefs for different purposes.For personal reasons , King Henry VIII went against the church, whereas Martin Luther knew the church could not offer him salvation amongst other reasons. Before becoming a monk, Martin Luther was once a law student . One day a storm blew up, lightning struck him to the ground, and in a panic, he cried. “Help, Saint Anne! I’ll become a monk.” After surviving, two weeks later he withdrew from the university, Entered an Augustinian monastery. In 1505, Luther went to Rome on a diplomatic mission. Focused on Rome’s corruption, where prostitutes selling sex on the filthy streets, priests who made waste of their duties, rushing through mass, so fast that it seemed ungenuine, and openly disrespecting church doctrine. Anyway, Luther finally found his answer in St.Paul’s epistles, specifically in one line, “ the just shall live by faith” (Bainton 65). In the other words, salvation comes through faith, not heroic deeds, prayer, or vigils. We can only have faith. So Martin Luther’s new interpretation grew into a full- grown conflict with the Catholic Church when a friar named John Tetzel came to Wittenberg, selling indulgences. An indulgence was a donation to the church that
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