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Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation - Martin Luther almost single handedly lead the Protestant Reformation with his 95 Theses. A strict father who most likely did not accept “no” as an answer raised Martin Luther. Martin Luther turned out to follow in his footsteps in his fervor to change how a church teaches and practices Christianity. While the pope and the Catholic Church shunned Luther he took that time to create something that would be the foundation for the founding fathers and the empire that the United States would become....   [tags: Martin Luther]
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The Life and Work of Martin Luther - Arguably one of the most recognizable names in Church history, Martin Luther rattled the cages of the legalistic, heretical Roman Catholic authorities, and enabled the masses to encounter God in a more direct way from that point on. The New Westminster Dictionary of Spirituality describes him as, ““An Augustinian Eremite friar and theology professor at Wittenberg, who emerged as the principal guide and spokesman of the Protestant Reformation, giving his name to the strongest wing of that movement… predominantly regarded as church leader, reformer and innovator.” Martin Luther’s life and theology have forever changed and shaped the way Christian’s view and value faith and works through his...   [tags: Martin Luther Essays]
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Martin Luther the Protestant Reformer - Perhaps the greatest religious leader the world has ever seen, Martin Luther is seen as the spark to the Protestant Reformation. Some viewed him as a heretic while others saw him as an advocate for religious freedom and truth. In the present, most Christians would credit Luther as the most influential person to help shape the state of Protestant Christian religion. The Lutheran church branch is named after him. Martin Luther, the greatest protestant reformer, was born on November 10, 1483 at Eisleben....   [tags: Martin Luther, Protestant, Reformation,] 643 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. Didn't Wait to Fix Anything - We have been taught at a young age to be obedient to the people that give us the rules. We are taught to follow those rules, and if we disobey those rules we shall be punished. Near the beginning of Dr. King's letter, he mentioned the word, wait. He quotes, “'Wait!' It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity, This 'Wait!' has almost always meant 'Never.' . . 'justice too long delayed is justice denied'” (745). Martin Luther King and Stanley Milgram are correct in saying that there is a certain point that humans need to disobey to do good instead of evil....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr., ]
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My Hero: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - A hero is somebody who commits an act of remarkably bravery or who has shown an admirable quality such as great courage or strength of character. (Encarta, 2009) Joseph Campbell has come up with eight of his own characteristics of a hero. Joseph Campbell is known as a scholar of mythology. There are several people in our times that are considered a hero. Whether, these heroes are fictional or nonfiction, they all portray some kind of heroic abilities. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one the most heroic figures of our time....   [tags: heroes, Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph Campbell, ]
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s American Dream - Throughout history America has been the arriving place of immigrants searching for a better life. America is perceived as the land were endless opportunities are available. The greatest explanation of the American dream is Martin Luther King, Jr. speech; I Have a Dream. Dr. King speech is more like a testimony of truth, rather than a speech. At the time of his speech African Americans were not free, while the Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal. Dr. King’s movement established the way for the idea that there is an American dream....   [tags: American Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr., ]
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream for the Future - The future. A broad term. An abstract term. A term saturated with meaning, with importance, with significance. Each of us has a slightly different way of defining the word “future”. For some of us, “the future” refers simply to time. To a date. To a random assortment of letters and numbers. For others of us, however, “the future” takes on a completely different meaning. It refers not only to a specific time, but also to our hopes, our goals, our dreams for that time. In the case of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior, it was a “dream for the future” that eventually changed the world....   [tags: future, Martin Luther King Jr., ] 551 words
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Facing Adversity: Martin Luther King Jr. and My Father - Most people do not actively seek out adversity, yet few can escape encountering adversity in the form of hardships and afflictions. Two people who faced great adversity in their lives were Martin Luther King Jr. and my father Brent Vickery. These men both faced adversity in different degrees and at different times and places within the United States, but what makes them similar is that their strength of character allowed them to face adversity boldly. Martin Luther King Jr. is a prominent inspiration to me because he was a passionate man who brought about change to the world around him....   [tags: fathers, Martin Luther King Jr., leadership,] 943 words
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Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King - Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King It is early months of 1963 in the southern city of Birmingham Alabama. A city that lies in civil unrest and bitterly divided. A city to which African Americans march, hold protests and sit-ins in an effort to gain equal rights. They are met with brutal opposition in the form of police officers, attack dogs and water hoses. During this time of utter chaos two separate civil rights leaders speak out on their beliefs. Reverend Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King both speak on the issues of violence, the media and the will of the Negro people as a whole in a effort to win support for the African American Community....   [tags: Jesse Jackson Martin Luther King] 779 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Political Icon - There are a select few individuals who have come variously to be called "great" or "brilliant" because they and their accomplishments have forever changed society and the world. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of those individuals. Martin Luther King's contributions to history place him in this inimitable position. One of the great figures in the march of human history, Martin Luther King Jr., like Gandhi before him, lived by a heroic credo of non-violence. More than two decades since his death, Martin Luther King ideas; his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nonviolent struggle to bring about a major transformation o...   [tags: Martin Luther King]
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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination - Dr. Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination Word spread like wildfire when the news of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination hit the public. As the leading civil rights activist in the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. preached words of peace and understanding among races. A well known name throughout the North and South, King gained extreme popularity within the African American community. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated a wave of sorrow spread across the nation. With rage, sadness, and hopelessness in the public eye, clearly the assassination hurt more than just one man, it hurt a nation....   [tags: Martin Luther King]
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Martin Luther The Great Reformer by J.A. Morrison - Martin Luther The Great Reformer by J.A. Morrison and revised by Michael J. McHugh is the story of Martin Luther and the great impact that he made during his life, 1483-1546. This man made a huge impact not only on those in Germany, but those everywhere even today. With his posting of his ninety-five thesis he opened the eyes of many and started a controversy that was to shake up the world. Because of this, he not only made numerous friends, but just as many enemies. Luther grew up in a strong, but poor, Catholic home in Germany....   [tags: Martin Luther Morrison] 1104 words
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Writing Inspired by the Death of Martin Luther King Jr. - The story takes place a few miles from New York City in 1968. The reader is introduced to a nine-year-old boy who is dropped off at a theatre with his friend in the outskirts of the town. The theatre plays horror-films, which excite the boys. As they enter the theatre they knew this wasn't a regular movie theatre. A black man served them their drinks and as they sat down on the front row they discovered that they were the only whites in the theatre. Their instinct told them to fly, but at the same time the theatre went crazy as a werewolf attacked its victim on the screen....   [tags: Martin Luther King] 1035 words
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Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail - Rhetorical Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" In his essay "Letter from Birmingham Jail", Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. disproves the assumptions of people that believe racism is acceptable when he compares the maltreatment of blacks to the inhumane treatment of the Jews by Hitler. King establishes a relationship with his audience by connecting on a level that is larger than the exploitation of African American's rights. He forces his readers to think about the execution of millions of Jews that was ordered by Hitler....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr]
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Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement Essays]
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Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr - Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15th, 1929, in Atlanta Georgia. His parents are Martin Luther King, Sr.and Alberta Williams King. His father was a prominent member of the blackcommunity in Atlanta and was a Baptist Minister. His family stressed the need of a firm education to lean back on. King attended a local, segregated public school and was dedicated to learn. At the age of 15, King attended Morehouse college and graduated in 1948. King continued his pursuit of knowledge at Croezer Theological Seminary and later graduatedwith honorsonly to further his education by getting a doctoral degree in systematic theology in 1955.During King's...   [tags: MLK Martin Luther King Civil Rights] 557 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X: Icons for the Civil Rights Movement - Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were two individuals who not only helped the African-American plight during the Civil Rights Movement, but served as icons to the history of their race. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in very different environments. King Jr. came from a middle class family where education was a significant value in his home life. Malcolm X, on the other hand, was raised in a foster home after his father’s murder and his mom was put into a mental institution. He was a self-taught individual who did not receive much in the way of a formal education....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Civil Rights Mo] 938 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a well known man in many cultures of the world. Dr. King was and still is one of the most influential heroes in American history. King's views and beliefs, which were similar to the non-violent ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, helped African Americans through the 50's and 60's obtain the rights and liberties that was their birth right. King faced many obstacles on his quest like jail and even assassination attempts. Despite these obstacles, he became a successful leader during the Civil Rights Movement, and even after his death, by guiding African Americans in a non-violent and positive direction for the fight to secure rights and equality....   [tags: The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]
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Martin Luther King's Shattered Dream - Martin Luther King's Shattered Dream "I have a dream" is a phrase heard by more than 200,000 Americans on August 28, 1963, and since then, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" has resonated through millions of heads and thoughts in the world. Eyes search for the reality of his dream, ears search for the freedom bells ringing, hands search for a brother's hand, and mouths search for the songs of freedom. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a utopia where the colors of black and white would become so intertwined that shades of gray would appeared....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays] 1454 words
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Racial Controversy Surrounding the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. - The Racial Controversy Surrounding the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. today is no doubt revered. He is commonly called the “Father of Civil Rights,” and is looked upon as a national icon, in an almost presidential-type light. His achievements have not only begat a national holiday for his birthday, but also helped lead to the creation of Black History Month. However, his accomplishments were not so regaled in his own time. In fact, most Caucasian Americans refused to even recognize any ban or barrier he and his cohorts attempted to change....   [tags: Martin Luther King Junior]
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Anti-Semitism Essay - Martin Luther as Spiritual Icon for Adolf Hitler - Martin Luther as Spiritual Icon for Adolf Hitler    The world has been plagued with the specter of anti-Semitism for many centuries. This hatred manifested itself in the frenzy of Nazism and the deaths of six million Jews, the Holocaust as it has come to be known. If someone were to reveal an eight step plan for the removal of Jews from European society, one would readily associate such a plan with Adolf Hitler. One would not, however, think also of Martin Luther, though he himself wrote an essay in 1543 entitled "Concerning the Jews and their Lies" outlining such a plan....   [tags: Martin Luther Essays]
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - A Model of Courage - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a Model of Courage To be courageous is necessarily connected with feeling personal danger. If no danger exists, no courage is possible. To show true courage, one must be nonviolent. Violence is the last resort of a coward. For one's courage to truly effect a situation, one must convince others to show the same type of courage. The perfect embodiment of moral courage in the face of serious personal danger is Martin Luther King Jr. King stood up to bigotry through his words and actions....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays] 820 words
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Is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream Possible? - Is King’s Dream Possible. What is the main purpose of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream Speech?" Well it depends on whom you ask this question. White people will give a totally different answer than black people. It is a fact of life that the two different races will never see eye to eye. They can interpret the same event in two totally different ways. I believe that both races understand the main points in Mr. King's speech. They realize that Mr. King emphasized peace, respect, and equality for every human being....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]
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Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King - One of the most skillfully written compositions was done in a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was heading a national political movement for the recognizable equal treatment of colored people wrote a letter to his fellow clergy men while being imprisoned. In one article, he was able to address not only the clergy, but a wide, diverse audience, send his message across thoroughly, and affect millions of lives because of his purpose and the different personas he assumed....   [tags: MLK Martin Luther King Birmingham Jail] 1122 words
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Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 Nationality: American Occupation: civil rights leader Occupation: minister (religion) Michael King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in the Atlanta home of his maternal grandfather, Adam Daniel Williams (1863 — 1931). He was the second child and the first son of Michael King Sr. (1897 — 1984) and Alberta Christine Williams King (1903 — 1974). Michael Jr. had an older sister, Willie Christine (b. 1927), and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams (b....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Essays] 4066 words
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Effective Nonviolence & the Multiple Intelligences - Martin Luther King, Jr.: Effective Nonviolence & the Multiple Intelligences Introduction "Nonviolence can touch men where the law cannot reach them." These words, uttered by the late civil right's leader himself, were the fundamental tenet of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. These words, though few in number, are great in power. These words, simple, plain, and concise, provide a rubric with which to investigate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s creative genius and intelligence. Howard Gardner, eminent contemporary psychological theorist promoting the concept of multiple intelligences, investigates the lives of seven geniuses of the modern era in his book Creating Minds (1993)....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr Essays]
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Literary Techniques of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech - From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial more than forty years ago, Martin Luther King electrified America with his momentous "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech demanded racial justice towards the mistreated black community of America. The theme of the speech was that all humans were created equal and that this should be the case for the future of America. King's words proved to touch the hearts of millions of people and gave the nation a vocabulary to express what was happening to the black Americans....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights]
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Henry Thoreau's Civil Disobedience and Martin Luther King Jr. - Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience took the original idea of transcendentalism and put it into action. His civil acts of defiance were revolutionary as he endorsed a form of protest that did not incorporate violence or fear. Thoreau’s initial actions involving the protest of many governmental issues, including slavery, landed him in jail as he refused to pay taxes or to run away. Ironically, more than one hundred years later, the same issue of equal rights was tearing the United States apart....   [tags: Henry Thoreau, Martin Luther King] 1215 words
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The Rhetoric of Pathos in the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - The Rhetoric of Pathos in the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream," says Dr. Samuel Proctor, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Rutgers University. "All the little children--you hear everywhere you go: 'I have a dream.' All the little children repeating that speech. It's become like the 'Star Spangled Banner' or the 'Pledge of Allegiance.' It's entered our culture." And so it has: "I have a dream" has become one of the most memorable phrases of the twentieth century....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]
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Martin Luther King Jr and His Opposition to the Vietnam War - Martin Luther King Jr and His Opposition to the Vietnam War The American public knew about Martin Luther King long before they had ever heard about the war in Vietnam. King was associated with the war in Vietnam only after accomplishing his finest civil rights works, and after US involvement in Vietnam was already nine years old. They met in 1965, and battled each other until King's death in 1968. By 1965 King saw a federal voter rights bill passed for minorities, had national financial support, and even gained the backing of President Johnson himself....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]
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Martin Luther King Jr's Impact on the Civil Rights Movement - Martin Luther King Jr's Impact on the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech directly contributed to the Civil Rights movement. While delivering his speech at a kairotic moment, King tells us how blacks have been serving an injustice and that they should be treated equally. Much had transpired before the speech was delivered. As civil rights protests spread throughout the nation, King continued to combine peaceful methods of protest and his theological training to work towards the hope of equal rights for blacks (Kauffeld and Lefrd, 1989)....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]
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How Dr. Martin Luther King Would Respond to September 11 - Martin Luther King's teachings stand at the core of the strong foundation of America. Today, terrorism, war and recession are seeping in, cracking that foundation and eroding civil rights and civil liberties. And while the teachings of Dr. King came many years ago, they are especially relevant to us today as we struggle with painful losses and difficult questions about the future of America. President Bush announces almost daily that the U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan will lead to justice. Although there may be no other realistic options at this stage of this particular conflict, Dr....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays] 1025 words
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Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is an excellent example of an effective argument; it was written in response to an editorial addressing the issue of Negro demonstrations and segregation in Alabama at the time. He writes in a way that makes his argument approachable; he is not attacking his opposition, which consists of eight Alabama clergymen who wrote the editorial. This is illustrated in his opening sentence: “My dear Fellow Clergymen” (464). King was an activist for civil rights during this time, and came to Alabama to help out his fellow brothers that were facing opposition....   [tags: Martin Luther King Letter Jail essays]
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Analysis of Letter from Birmingham by Martin Luther King Jr. - Analysis of Letter from Birmingham by Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr., is one of the most recognized, if not the greatest civil rights activist in this century. He has written papers and given speeches on the civil rights movement, but one piece stands out as one of his best writings. “Letter from Birmingham” was an intriguing letter written by King in jail in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. He was responding to a letter written by eight Alabama Clergyman that was published in a Birmingham Alabama newspaper in 1963 regarding the demonstrations that were occurring to stop segregation....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Racism Essays] 938 words
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A Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham City Jail - A Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham City Jail Martin Luther King Jr. discusses the advantages and purposes for his theory of nonviolent direct action in his Letter From Birmingham City Jail. He shows four basic steps that must be taken to achieve nonviolent action. They include 1) collection of facts to determine whether injustices are alive; 2) negotiation; 3) self-purification; and 4) direct action. Each of these steps will be explained as part of King's argument later in this essay....   [tags: King Martin Luther Birmingham Jail Essays] 1372 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - Dr. King and the Dream - Dr. King and the Dream The world saw him as a marching protest leader, an activist, spokesman, civil rights leader, and the conscience of a nation. With keen and sensitive insight, he so eloquently proclaimed that a profound social and human predicament faced our nation and the world. However, some of his greatest messages to us were not preached from a "mountaintop" before millions, but from a little pulpit back home at the Ebeneezer Baptist Church. Dr. King once said, "before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the gospel....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays] 986 words
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Martin Luther: A Life, by Martin Marty - Martin Luther was a man of great thought and constantly went against the feelings and views of other people of his time. Martin Luther was born on November 10th in 1483, in the Saxon town of Eisleben located in Germany. Martin was born of mother Margrethe, who many of his enemies thought of as being a whore and a bath attendant, yet Martin recalled her later on in life as someone who was hardworking and very able and willing to punish him if he had done wrong. Martin Luther grew up in the middle-class range and wasn't born into great wealth like many other great scholars of his time were like such as Girolamo Savonarola, who's family was rich before his birth around Luther’s time....   [tags: influential African Americans] 2702 words
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The Impact of Martin Luther on the Church - Introduction Martian Luther was born to a German family in 1483. His father was born a peasant, but raised to own a Coppermine. Because of this he was determined to see Martin Luther go into the civil services. By the time he was 19 he had earned his first bachelors degree, and planed to continue with a masters in law. However in 1505 there was a terrible storm, and lightening bolt struck near him. Upon this he cried out “Help, St. Anne. I’ll become a monk”. Because of how religious everyone was during that time, if a person promised something to a saint or god, they had to keep it, or otherwise they would go to hell....   [tags: Religious History ]
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The Life and Influence of Martin Luther - ... This was merely a public affirmation similar to Baptism. The Church began to pray on the fact that the common people believed that through their (the church) words they (the people) were being justified. Lindberg states, “The word of absolution is rather a verbal act, which first creates a relationship 0 between God in whose name it is spoken, and the person to whom it is spoken and who believes the promise.” Running a church with the size and functionality of the Roman Catholic Church is expensive and people were willing to pay to see themselves and their love ones absolved of sin....   [tags: influential people in Church history]
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On the Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther - The year is 1524; Desiderius Erasmus, the famed humanist scholar, has finally chosen a side in the debate between the Catholic Church and Martin Luther by publishing his Diatribe on Free Will (Waibel 71). Prompted by Pope Adrian IV to distance his own humanist work from the spiritual reform of Luther, Erasmus’s Free Will asserts how important humanity’s freewill is in the effort of salvation (Tomlin 139). His view was a direct assault against Luther's own vocal opinion on the subject (Waibel 72)....   [tags: Free Will, Biblical Worldview]
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The Protestant Refomation and Martin Luther - The Protestant Refomation Religious change was comming.In the 16th century some people were angry. They were angry about how the Roman Catholic Church was running things. Some people voiced their anger, such as John Calvin and Martin Luther. Change did happen in that time period, the event is called the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation started in 1517, when a man by the name of Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the doors of Wittenberg's all Saints Church. That may be what historians say started the Protestant Reformation, but there was a lot of uneasy feelings about the Church before Martin Luther....   [tags: Religion, Change] 1937 words
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Martin Luther and The Protestant Reformation - ... The practice of granting indulgences meant the church collected funds from people who wanted to pay for their sins. The church persuaded people into believing that this good deed earned them eternity in heaven. Martin Luther did not believe in the practices of the church; instead, he learned that salvation was possible through faith in Jesus Christ alone. He challenged the Pope of Rome by displaying the church’s inconsistencies. On 31 October 1517, Luther posted “The 95 Theses” on the Wittenburg Castle church....   [tags: catholic church, christianity] 1124 words
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The Assassination of Martin Luther King - Convicted for armed robbery in 1960, James Earl Ray escaped from Missouri State Penitentiary on April 22, 1967. Ray’s hatred for the black population and support for Nazism fueled his drive to assassinate pacifistic leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. During the civil rights era, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s strong political and religious presence caused him to be a potential target as many denounced his promotion of equality amongst blacks and whites in America. Moreover, with the use of a Remington rifle, Ray shot King from a bathroom window of a hotel located across the street from the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had a perfect view of King standing on the motel room balcony....   [tags: violent riots, funeral service, black population]
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Martin Luther and the Catholic Church - ... This document is known as the “95 Theses” (shown in Figure 1) and marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. There were many people who attempted reformation before Marin Luther, but they lacked something that Luther had, the printing press. Luther had only made a few copies of his “95 Theses”. However, just a few months after it was nailed to the church door, Luther’s admirers had already translated it and printed numerous copies of his theses. With the invention of the printing press, Martin Luther and other reformers made their thoughts available to everyone....   [tags: protestantisim, the Reformation] 887 words
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Brief Biography of Martin Luther - Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Germany. His parents Hans and Maragarette Luther were of peasant linage, but Hans had some success as a miner and an ore smelter. In 1484, the Luthers moved to nearby Mansfeld where Hans held successful ore deposits. Hans knew that the mining industry was a tough business and wanted his son to have a more promising fortune and to become a lawyer. At the age of seven, Martin Luther entered the local school at Mansfeld. At the age of 14, Martin Luther went up north to Magdeburg, to continue his studies....   [tags: Priest, Catholicism, Religion] 790 words
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Martin Luther and the Amazing Reformation - The fact that the Reformation occurred at all is more than a little astounding, in part because of the way it began. Martin Luther wrote his Ninety-five Theses and posted it to the door of All Saints' Church to start a debate, his intent was not to start the Reformation.1 One of the things I find interesting about the Reformation, beyond all the changes that took place because of it, is how many things had to come together to make it happen and one of those things was the invention of the printing press....   [tags: printing press, church, Christian]
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The Life of Martin Luther - Martin Luther was a man who impacted the world’s society and history. He marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, which changed the course of Christianity forever. He was a powerful man of God, who reformed the corrupt Catholic Church, rediscovered the Living Word of God, and restored many authentic Christian doctrines. Luther was a man who changed the world. Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany on November 10, 1483 to a middle-class family. During his childhood, two of his brothers died by a plague....   [tags: catholic chutch, bible, protestant reformation]
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Martin Luther's Life and Teachings - Martin Luther was a Christian theologian and an Augustinian monk. He was born on November 10, 1483 to Hans and Margaretha Luder in Eisleben, Germany. The day after his birth he was baptised on the day of the St. Martin of Tours. Martin’s father wanted more for his youngest son so he did everything he could to get his son involved in the civil service and bring honor to their family. His father sent him to various schools in Mansfeld, Magdeburg, and Eisenach. In 1501, at the age of seventeen, Martin entered the University of Erfurt....   [tags: Religion, History]
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Martin Luther and The Jews - Martin Luther’s actions and intentions have puzzled historians for centuries. Some believe that Luther was in fact, a beneficial character towards the Jews; however, based on various historical proofs, Luther was not favourable towards the Jews in history. Contrary to some opinions of Luther’s kindness towards the Jews, his propaganda and extensive efforts to punish the people deem him to be a deceitful man. Although Luther appeared to be inconsistent in his emotions towards Jews, he was ultimately an anti-Jewish character in his era....   [tags: history, christians, jews]
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Martin Luther the Evangelical Educator - ... Luther was first and foremost a theologian and a professor. His 95 theses which cause such a stir in the medieval church, were the same theories he used to teach his students. Once Luther was free to design his church in Wittenberg, he went about creating order to educate the German masses on true Christian religion. The German people had been suffering from various hardships (Peasant War 1524-1525), and disorder had cause the Lutheran churches to lose power. Luther himself during this time had lost faith in the capabilities of the church to lead the masses ....   [tags: Reformation, medieval Christendom]
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Protestant Reform and Martin Luther - ... After translating The Bible into German, Martin Luther paved the way for Lutheranism. Luther believed that one must not repent their sins by payment or indulgences. He believed we simply needed to have faith in Christ and that salvation came from God. Luther also believed that priests should not be celibate. His beliefs also rejected the ideas of purgatory. Lastly, Lutheranism did not view transubstantiation in the same way as with Catholicism. Though Lutheranism maintained the closest in practices of the Catholic Church, it was their abuses of those sacraments that swayed Luther to reform....   [tags: sins, read, church, money, abuses] 658 words
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Analysis of Martin Luther King's - Convincing, Indefatigable and influential are the best adjectives to explain Letter from Birmingham Jail. Martin Luther King Jr's astuteness is enhanced by the astonishing capability to show the unkind and heartless attitude against black community. Throughout the whole writing to the eight clergymen Jr. never get too far from the clash for fairness in Birmingham. As head of the South Christians Leadership Conferences (SCLC), Martin L. King, Junior., in the year 1963 acknowledged Birmingham, Alabama, as "possibly the most carefully segregated city in the United States"....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis, Civil Rights]
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Martin Luther King Jr. - ... Martin started growing into his late teens, early twenties, and grew a lot more mature. On December 1, 1955, 42-year-old Rosa Parks went on the Cleveland Avenue bus after work. She sat in the first row of the colored section. When she was asked to move, she refused, causing her to be arrested. On the night Rosa Parks was arrested, the head of the local NAACP met with Martin Luther King Jr. and other local civil rights leaders to plan a citywide bus boycott. King was elected to lead the boycott because he was young, well trained, and had family connections (Martin Luther King Jr., Biography)....   [tags: Biography] 878 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - On April 4, 1968 an extravagant brutal event marked history. It was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a father of four, a civil rights leader, a clergyman and the man that changed the views on segregation. When he died the investigation came alive, the dream preceded, the laws of segregation began to disintegrate and the nation joined together to fight segregation for the first time. The change to be brought forth to our nation all began, “On January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia” (Biography.com)....   [tags: Assasination, Civil Rights Leader]
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Martin Luther King Jr. - “I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of the character,” (Martin Luther King Jr,1963) Martin Luther King Jr. was a smart child and had a good childhood. He learned values from his parents, and Martin Luther King Jr was a man of much wisdom during his time. He was a major contributor to the civil rights movement, and those contributions have profound effect even today. Michael Luther King was Martin Luther King Jr’s name when was born....   [tags: Biography ]
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Within our daily lives we encounter multiple people who make an impact on us. They influence us to be better at what we do and show us that having an opinion helps us stand out from others. Throughout life we encounter these individuals and learn about past people who have had a great effect on people showing us what a true hero is. The late Martin Luther King Jr. is a hero in the eyes of people due to the fact that he spoke his mind as a social activist, risked his life to end segregation, and stood up for what he believed was right during the civil rights movement....   [tags: Civil Rights Act of 1964]
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Martin Luther King, Jr. - HISTORIC FIGURE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.  Historic Figure: Martin Luther King, Jr. i. Life and education. ii. Motivation. iii. Attributes and qualities. iv. Movements, protests and activities. v. Achievements and awards. vi. His legacy. Historic Figure: Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a legend whose life, ideas and actions had great influence in the civil rights movement and liberation of the oppressed in the US and the world. King was born on Saturday, January 15th 1929 in Georgia, Atlanta as reported in Nobelprize.org (Nobelprize.org 1)....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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Martin Luther King's Dream - ... His father was a pastor, so he grew up very religious. “Martin followed his dads footsteps and become a minister of a church in the small city of Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery was a great example of racism. Dr. King saw the racism and felt something was needed too be done. On December 1, 1995, “Rosa Parks chose not to give up her seat in front of a bus for a white passenger, resulting to being arrested.”(The Dream) A decision by Martian to boycott against the bus transportation started his life as an excellent leader....   [tags: civil rights movement, brief biography] 641 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - In the pages of human history, man has been known to have hunger for power and wealth. This human quality made human beings to exploit other fellow beings to further their self interest. In Old Testament times, the Egyptian Pharaoh subjected the Israelites to slavery to make his nation the greatest on earth. Indians were ruled by the British Empire and deprived them of their freedom for nearly four centuries. More than five centuries ago, the Africans were brought to the New World by the European settlers to work for them as slaves....   [tags: history, civil rights]
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Impact of Martin Luther - "Luther was a German patriot. He was never a nationalist in the modern sense of the word. Luther was, above all, a pastor, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. Luther has been variously identified as an advocate of absolute monarchy, democracy, individual freedom, intellectual repression, nationalism, internationalism, spirituality and secularism. He was a religious figure; his battles were fought over theological issues that may seem to us obscure but whose implications touched every area of life, individual and corporate....   [tags: Religion, History] 1070 words
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Martin Luther King, Jr. - I had a dream were the famous words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of segregation in the 1950's this powerful speech led not only Negros to a world of equality but America to abide by the constitution they created. Dr. King was an inspiring man with a brilliant mind. He led a battle against one of the hardest issues America had to face, segregation; when one is unequally treated based on the color of their skin, shunned or out casted. He led America out of segregation to become one equal nation and to be diverse....   [tags: Biography] 1455 words
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Martin Luther King Jr - On January 15, 1929 a child came into the world just as any normal child would, except this child would eventually change the world with one speech about his dreams. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was that child and not only did he share his dreams in front of over 260,000 people he changed the views of millions of people. Dr. King played many roles, but his fight for equal rights showed how he could combine all of those roles into one humble, strong-willed human being. Dr. King was born in Atlanta, Georgia to two loving parents Michael King Sr., who he was named after but later both would change their first names to Martin, and Alberta Williams King....   [tags: equal rights, african americans, segregation, US]
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Broadcaster Edward R. Murrow once said, “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” Those words apply to any form of communication but are substantially potent when considering ones written endorsements. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” was written as a peaceful rhetorical rebuttal intended to appeal to its eight authoring clergymen; whom expressed their disapproval of Dr. King’s actions and their timing....   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail]
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. not only spoke with purpose but also with a style unlike any others. He was an inspirational speaker and a motivational leader. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., due to his importance in the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's, motivated masses with his tremendous speeches and actions. Dr. King utilized his charisma and inspirational tactics to change the views and beliefs of a nation and to lead his people throughout their course of the civil rights movement....   [tags: Biography Biographies King Luther Essays] 2919 words
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Martin Luther - People are human not robots. We have the ability to think and make our own decisions. We own our own destiny and we can choose what to do wit. But what if the ability to make decisions on our own became corrupt. What would society become. In the present-day and in the society we live in, we have the given right to pursue anything we want and desire. These rights, throughout the Middle Ages, were unavailable for the common man. The Church told you what to think and what to believe in. However, there was hope because Martin Luther was determined to change this....   [tags: Church History] 1769 words
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Martin Luther - Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483 in northern Germany, within the Holy Roman Empire to an upper class peasant family (they owned land).His father, Hans, was an independent farmer and miner. Although Hans never got an education himself, he valued it so much so that he forced it upon his at son (he wanted him to go for law school). Hans did not like the church, he believed that religion clouds the mind. Whenever Martin did something deemed wrong he would be beat to a pulp by his father. Martins mother Margaret was an orthodox catholic so her views of religion differed from Hans’....   [tags: Biography, History, Bible] 1464 words
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Martin Luther King - The month of May is set aside each year to celebrate African American History. When you think of Black History month, the first thing that we all think about is the historical speech, “I have a dream”. However, he did so much more than just present the speech that we all are familiar with had moral values that he stood for and was the leader of many civil right movements. This man is known as Martin Luther King. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Jr.’s parents were Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr....   [tags: Biography ]
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Martin Luther Biography - Martin Luther started in studying Philosophy and law. With him learning philosophy, this would cause him to think deeply about anything around him. In addition, with him studying law this will give the education and backbone to go against certain standards in the most courteous of ways without being repugnant. In the summer of 1505, while he was returning home from school he had been engulfed in a storm. “As a bolt of lightning struck far from where he stood in terror, the young student cried out to the patron saint of travelers, ‘Help me, Saint Anne, I will be a monk (Merriman 100).’” It was this revelation that caused him to seek some other purpose in his life....   [tags: Philosophy, Catholicism]
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The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. - ... The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956) was formed as a result to Rosa Parks’ arrest (December 1, 1955) because she refused to give up her seat for a white man in a full bus. President of the NAACP, E. D. Nixon, helped Martin Luther King Jr. bring The Montgomery Improvement Association lead the boycott of the public buses. Because of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Freedom Rides were established in 1961. Freedom Rides were a sequence of organized interstate bus rides to resist the prejudice Jim Crow Laws throughout the southern states....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement, civil disobedience] 1109 words
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The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. - It changes the world one step at a time. He devoted his life to changing the world. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to Alberta and Martin Luther King. Alberta Williams King was born September 13, 1904 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Luther King, Sr. was born December 19, 1899 in Stockbridge, Georgia. Martin's dad was a pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. His mother was a school teacher. His siblings were Christine King Farris born September 11, 1927, and Alfred Daniel Williams King born July 30, 1930....   [tags: i have a dream,baptist church,discrimination]
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Comparing Martin Luther and Jean Calvin - The Reformation provoked changes in religion from the Christian church in the early 18th century. Martin Brecht defines the Reformation as the world-historical event which was “triggered and substantially shaped by the monk and professor Martin Luther. His religious struggle over a gracious God, his existence between God and the Devil, led to a schism within Western Christendom and to the emergence of Protestant churches” (Brecht). Martin Luther and Jean Calvin were the leaders of the Protestant Reformation....   [tags: Compare, Contrast, Comparison]
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Martin Luther's Impact on the Catholic Church - Introduction Martin Luther was a Monk, Priest and Theologian born in late 1483 in the German town of Eisleben. His father owned a copper mine and had always wished for his son to go into civil service. When Luther was seventeen he arrived at the University of Erfurt. By 1502, Luther had already received his bachelor’s degree and by 1505 he had a Master’s degree. The same year, while returning to University, he was caught in a tremendous thunderstorm. A lightening bolt struck near him and terrified, he cried out, "Help, St....   [tags: Religious History ]
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Martin Luther King - Paragraph fourteen of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is the paragraph that makes the strongest appeal to the reader’s emotions by providing vivid examples of how hatred, racism, and discrimination negatively affected the lives of African Americans. These vivid examples range from stories of him explaining segregation to his children to the police brutality that was taking place throughout the south. Dr. King expresses himself in a way that forces the reader to visualize and deeply feel these events....   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail, America]
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The Influence of Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr. was the most influential leader of the American Civil Rights Movement as he fought for the freedom of African Americans. King’s most influential speech is his “I Have a Dream” given on August 28, 1963.1 King himself was a man whom thousands of people admired. Martin Luther King Jr. uses an expressive tone in his speeches by using verbal powerful imagery toward his audience, reminding them of the challenges facing them and defeating racism. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired others to take action, lead by example, as shown in his speeches and promoted non-violence as a method for change....   [tags: action, example, non-violence, speech]
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Martin Luther's Criticisms of the Catholic Church - ... Latin was the language of scholars. Anyone otherwise did not speak that language or were illiterate and therefore beyond understanding. In 1517 most of the people in Saxony could not write, let alone read. It was not uncommon for the ones who could read and write to read aloud what it was that peaked the interests of the other people. The 95 Thesis was created to argue at an academic level and was not released for the general public. It was pinned to the church door for other scholars to see....   [tags: indulgences, gospel, pope] 615 words
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The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. - ... was a poor boy, working with his grandfather till the age of 16 as a sharecropper just outside of Atlanta in the small town of Stockbridge, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta with almost nothing to call his own except a pair of shoes and an education up to 6th grade. Later, he met Alberta Williams, the minister’s daughter. On one Thanksgiving day, in the year of 1926 Sr. married the love of his life. Shortly after they settled in, King Sr. was already devoting himself to the church where he got voted in as Pastor; taking over the duty of the earlier Pastor that had died of a heart attack in 1931....   [tags: atlanta, discrimination, social reform] 641 words
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Martin Luther: The Leader of the Protestant Reformation - ... His teachings created an entire branch of Christianity called Protestantism. This branch is a big umbrella which has all the modern-day denominations. Luther also inspired some other reformers who took his word and spread it or simply took their own spin on it. Some of whom took to the sword and others who didn't. Two in particular are Zwingli and Calvin. Zwingli felt that the sword was by far the best way to spread the ideas and teachings of Luther and promoted the wars in Switzerland. While Calvin on the other hand took to the streets and spread the ideas through what is now considered grassroots lobbying....   [tags: thesis, salvation, church, punishment] 612 words
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The Life of Martin Luther, the German Reformer - Martin Luther was born in Saxony, Germany in 1483 A.D. He attended the University of Erfurt where he had received his B.A and M.A degrees by 1505 A.D. He intended to pursue a professional career in law. He was nearly struck by a lighting bolt in 1501 A.D and declared “St Anne, save me. And I will become a monk”. He made good on that vow and entered on Augustinian monastery....   [tags: biography, biographical essay, religion] 1037 words
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Analysis of Martin Luther's 95 Theses - ... The practices of the clergy was very corrupt during the sixteenth century. Luther’s 95 Theses was the highly influential in the Protestant Reform of the sixteenth century (A&E Television Networks, LLC.). Throughout the 95 Theses, Luther argued heavily on the corruption within the Roman Catholic Church. In the 86th these he states, “Again: since the pope’s income to-day is larger than that of the wealthiest of wealthy men, why does he not build this one church of St. Peter with his own money, rather than with the money of indigent believers?” Luther highly criticized the Pope for his corrupt practices of indulgences among many other issues....   [tags: Catholicism, Corruption]
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Independence Of India and Martin Luther King - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbandar located in Gujarat and was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Mahatma Gandhi was the superior leader and revolutionist of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. He led Republic of India to autonomy and galvanized movements for civil rights and independence across the globe. Just like other revolutionist in history, Gandhi took his time to evolve and advanced his techniques to confirm that his actions created an effect. His acceptance in several religions was very much admirable....   [tags: gandhi, indian nationalist, civil disobedience]
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