Sample Essay About Martin Luther And The Catholic Church
Nearly half a millennium ago, on what is believed to be the eve of All Saints’ Day 1517, Martin Luther approached the doors of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, carrying his “95 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences.” And, in the popular imagination, a nail to pound it into the church’s door.
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
On October 31, 1517, a young Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This single bold act set off a religious reformation that shook Europe and the world. Luther was later excommunicated by the papacy; a price set on his head.
Many people agreed with Martin Luther that the Catholic Church had become corrupt. Much of northern Europe began to separate from the Catholic Church. Several new churches were formed such as the Lutheran Church and the Reformed Church. Also new reform leaders such as John Calvin in Switzerland spoke out against the Catholic Church.
Eventually, when you want to learn more about Lutheranism, you will want to read the work of Martin Luther. For those of us who don’t necessarily want to add the to the library, it is fortunate that a number of websites that have the writings of Martin Luther for the reading. Here are some I have found.
grading sheet in a well organized folder... 5pts
research-- 30 facts ..... 20pts
brochure .... 25pts
booth poster ... 25pts
stroll the street and complete the strolling fact sheet... 25pts
also extra credit ideas are encouraged as long as they increase our understanding of the topic
2) Galileo and the invention of the telescope
3) Isaac Newton
5)Leonardo da Vinci
6) The Printing Press and Johann Gutenberg
7) The Roman Catholic Church and the Selling of Indulgences
8) Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
9) Elizabeth I and the concept of Absolute Monarchy
10) William Shakespeare and the Globe Theater
11) The 1689 English Bill of Rights
12) The Caravel Ship Design
13) Vasco da Gama and Bartholemeu Dias and the reasons to go to India
14) The Spanish Inquisistion
15) Christopher Colombus and the Magnetic Compass
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Amore et studio elucidande veritatis hec subscripta disputabuntur Wittenberge, Presidente R. P. Martino Lutther, Artium et S. Theologie Magistro eiusdemque ibidem lectore Ordinario. Quare petit, ut qui non possunt verbis presentes nobiscum disceptare agant id literis absentes. In nomine domini nostri Hiesu Christi. Amen.On this day in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation.On this day in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation.On 31 October 1517, Luther wrote to his bishop, , protesting the sale of indulgences. He enclosed in his letter a copy of his "Disputation of Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences", which came to be known as the . Hans Hillerbrand writes that Luther had no intention of confronting the church, but saw his disputation as a scholarly objection to church practices, and the tone of the writing is accordingly "searching, rather than doctrinaire." Hillerbrand writes that there is nevertheless an undercurrent of challenge in several of the theses, particularly in Thesis 86, which asks: "Why does the pope, whose wealth today is greater than the wealth of the richest , build the basilica of St. Peter with the money of poor believers rather than with his own money?"