Analysis Of Martin Luther And The Protestant Reformation

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Religion can be visualized as a tree, with many branches extending out creating their own branches and denominations under their influence. For over two centuries, the major branch of Christianity has grown and established its roots in most of the Western world. From Christianity itself, its first branch was Catholicism under the direction of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church to spread their specific style of Christianity to its territory and new potential followers. However, a new branch was forming in the 16th century called Protestantism with its own interpretation of Christian faith and belief. The Protestant branch countered many aspects of the established and mainstream Catholic branch and decided to be rid of the latter’s non-Biblical…show more content…
Through his hard work, academic assertiveness, and determination, Martin Luther was able to expand the theological quest of “faith seeking understanding” by providing a stable foundation to ask questions. While Luther began by questioning why the wealthy Church used funding from Christian citizens to build a new building while potentially lying about saving those same citizens from an afterlife of purgatory, those who were heavily influenced by him took Luther’s foundation and questioned the traditions of Catholicism so much that they branched out and established their own religion within Christianity; with these new Protestant religion, people were able to seek God’s revelation further through a more elucidated lens based just on the Bible and not anything that was incorporated by the…show more content…
First, this is not the first instance that I have heard of him; I first heard of him when I had to complete an assignment for my Modern History class as a Freshman during High School. Luther was pertinent to the class and the beginning of modern history in part due his translation of the Bible to the language of the common folks as opposed to Latin. The importance in the class was less about the religious significance of this action, but more on the fact that texts were able to be mass produced efficiently, allowing for the masses to be better educated and informed, as well as revolutionizing the Western world. Luther is able to stick with me as an integral part to assist advancing Western society in a major

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