What did Martin Luther reform?
The protestant church
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\n. \nThe answer to that always depended on who was asked, and it may still depend on who is asked today. Historically, to those who clung tenaciously to the traditions of the medieval Roman Church in Europe, Martin Luther was a dangerous radical out to destroy Christianity. On the other hand, thos…e who saw the medieval Church as apostate or turned aside to error and in need of correction, viewed Luther as a true and much needed reformer and a loyal son of the Church. (MORE)
What are some facts about Martin Luther and the Reformation? Well, I have a project about these things and have a few answers.. 1. Christianity has five branches: Catholic, Luthern, Reformed (based primarily on the theology of Calvin), Anabaptist (the radical groups, emphasizing complete separation… of church and state), and Anglican (the compromise solution in England).. 2. Martin Luther was the first reformer.. 3. Much evidence shows that Luther was known- and either loved or hated- throughout Europe within several years of posting his ninety-five theses about indulgences in 1517. (MORE)
martin Luther once though that God hated him, that Martin didn't deserve to be loved by Him. So during the reformation, Martin realized that if you have faith in God, then He will love and help you.
He saw the presently established Christian Church of his time as corrupt, deviating towards secular matters rather than religious.
The Protestant Reformation lasted from 1517 to 1648. During theMiddle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church was an extremely powerful,unifying force of the people. As a result, the pope acted as theintermediary between men and God. As the Church gained more andmore power, it began to use corrupt methods t…o earn money andcontrol the mass. When the Church need to finance its largebuilding projects for Renaissance artists, it sold indulgences.Indulgences were "tickets" that saved humans from going to thepurgatory. Land owning nobles' wealth and power were beingexploited as the Church grew. This set the stage confrontation ofthose called Protestants to the corrupt nature of the CatholicChurch. Martin Luther, a German monk, led this movement with a group offollowers calling them Lutherans. Luther nailed a list of 95 Thesison the church door, outlining his frustration with the currentChurch corruption. He declared that salvation was not granted byindulgences, but through grace.This revolutionary concept reducedthe role of the Church as an exclusive intermediary. Luther's ideasspread widely, with the help of the printing press. Lutherans began to separate themselves from the Catholic Church anddeveloped a new theology asserting their own biblicalinterpretations. John Calvin led a strong Protestant group bypreaching "predestination" stating that God had predetermined anultimate destiny for all people, and only those who preached wouldbe saved. (MORE)
he wrote the 95 theses that told the church that they were wrong for selling indulgences and this led to the development of the religion of Lutheranism
If you are inquiring about the Protestant Reformation, MartinLuther is seen as the founder of the Protestant religion and himposting his 95 Theses on the Church in Wittemberg is consideredwhere the Reformation began. Luther's beliefs targeted the CatholicChurch, and he challenged the ideas of indulg…ences (something thecommon folk could buy for the dead in order to guarantee theiracceptance into Heaven). He had three main "tenets", which wereChrist Alone (Christ is the only mediator between God and Man, andso he should be the only one you pray to) Glory to God Alone (Faithin Christ is the way to Salvation, and it's not based on what youdo in your life that merits salvation) and Grace Alone, whichbasically states that you cannot earn grace, but be given it byChrist alone. These views were the basis of a lot of events inGermany, including the Peasants War, the Thirty Years' War. Luther also helped standardize the German language by translatingthe Bible into the German he knew, which helped establish a commonlanguage among people (which helped in the Unification of thecountry, a couple centuries later). (MORE)
I HAVE READ THAT HE STARTED THE REFOMATION BECAUSE PRIEST WHERE TAKING MONEY FROM PEOPLE TO HELP GET THEM TO HEAVEN ..... Answer Some priests were indeed selling " Indulgences ". This is no longer the case . Martin Luther had issues with the Pope . He took John Wesley with him. There are now Luth…erans and Weslyeans, as these two also parted ways.However, there were Catholics before Luther and we are still here. We chose to work on our problems internally rather than abandon our Church .Some people choose to " jump ship " when the going gets tough, and others just row harder. (MORE)
31 October 1517, when he nailed his "95 Theses" to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, criticising certain practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
It is argued that Martin Luther wrote the 95 Theses and posted them on the door of the wittenburg church in germany on oct. 31 1517
wow...thats a real dumb answer....there certainly was theft by certain corrupt priests and some bishops may have been involved...there have been corrupt popes and heterodox popes...even in the present day...such as pope paul vi...the catholic faith never changed anything in the bible it always follo…wed it in conjunction with tradition (as the originator of christianity)...after all the bible itself comes from tradition...it was established by the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH at the COUNCIL of NICAEA in the 300's...so to all protestants that believe in sola scriptura (bible alone as a source of faith and teaching) know that ur bible was completely compiled and determined by the CATHOLIC CHURCH.... NOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTION Martin Luther saw some real abuses in the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH...corrupt thieving power and possession hungry bishops of noble birth....not to mention selling of indulgences...due to his lack of formal education and what not...he did not know the above teaching as it truly is...he had no love for philosophy or rational thought...so when the church addressed and corrected the issues at the council of trent...martin luther, not out of spite but simply with good intention (due to his lack of formal education) never came to terms with them...although he considered himself CATHOLIC till the day he died...Henry VIII wasp appointed defender of the faith (fidei defensor) by Pope Leo X due to his opposition to Martin Luther...Henry actually wrote a pamphlet attacking Luther's 95 theses...At a later time he wanted a male heir and seeing that his wife could not provide him one he requested a divorce....divorces are not alllowed... they already had a kid so an anullment (declaring that the marriage never existed) was out of the question...when the Pope would not grant hiim an anullment (and rightly so) he established his own church (with him as the head) in response...honestly i have no idea how somebody can be Anglican knowing this history...U recognize Thomas More (Henry's advisor who he executed because he would not leave Roman Catholicism) as a saint and he was executed by the founder of your faith who was a philanderer, serial wife murderer, and basically a big baby....so there (MORE)
He wanted the Catholic churches to stop taking money for people's evil-doings to be forgiven. He saw right through their crave for money and realized very soon that they sold parchments that made God "forgive" you and erase whatever bad you'd done. Martin Luther did not like this, so he hung a parch…ment on the church door with things he wanted to change. (MORE)
Martin Luther never visited England, though his famous 'Ninety Five Theses', written in 1517, and his other works, were printed and widely circulated across Europe, including England, certainly by 1519. England certainly experienced and was involved in what has been called the Protestant Reformat…ion. The ' English Reformation' was a series of events, and probably the most significant being those which took place during what has beome known as the English parliament's 'Reformation Parliament' of 1529. However, poor Henry VII died in 1509, so he would have missed all of this! (MORE)
In my eyes, no. The reformation could not have occured without the aid of Martin Luther. Many would say that he is the father of the reformation due to his contributions and overall spark towards such a revolution. Luther's 95 Thesis will go down as one of the most important and historic events in b…oth cultural and religious history.. Luther contributed an overall sense of hope to Europe and distinguished a strong disbelief in the governmental system functioning at that time. Such events would lead to many followers who would idealize the same beliefs and actions. This was indefinitely the spark of the Reformation, and without it, any historian can argue that the Reformation would never have even occured. (MORE)
people could win salvation only by faith in gods gift of forgiveness , all churches teachings should be clearly based on the words of the bible, all people with faith were equal
Martin Luthers role in the reformation was to force the church to let humanism be allowed. Humanism is free-thinking. He wanted people to be able to be humanist and not have to follow the church. He also created the 95 theses and stapled it to the church door because he wanted to correct what he saw… as the church's mistakes. (MORE)
He is credited with it because he started a new church and he also was not the first reformer but he was the first one that actually lived and who was allowed to do it.
One is to stop the practice of giving money to priests in trade for God's forgiveness (indulgences).
some time way back in history he jacked up this guys wife and then he got in troubel for fooling around with the queen!
Martin Luther, on Reformation Day, October 31, nailed his Augsberg Confession to the door of the church setting off the Reformation. The Protestant Reformation had 48 articles of disagreement with the Roman Catholic Church including indulgences, papal authority and salvation as a gift.
he contributed to society by saying indulgences were wrong and when he tried to stop them he got excommunicated but that didn't stop him from preaching he went on and started to preach in other places
As a Catholic monk, Luther upset with several teachings of the Pope, became fully disenchanted with the practice of selling 'indulgences' - paying for the forgiveness of sin to go to heaven. He posted his 95 theses as a result. The rest is history.
The Lutheran church was created and also this paved the way for several more religions to attempt to form their own churches without persecution. Although he was exiled and later put to death, Luther led the church for years
He introduced the 95 thesis Martin Luther did nothing to reform the Church of England. His 95 theses were directed at the Roman Catholic Church.
the creation of new churches in western Europe formed.many christian churches had appeared in Europe
Some Church leaders had become corrupt. Pope Alexander VI, for example, admitted that he had fathered several children, also, many Popes were pursuing worldly affairs. Priests and monks were so poorly educated that they could scarcely read. Others broke their vows by marrying, gambling and drinkin…g to excess. Luther decided to take a public stand about reformation because of the actions of a friar named Johann Tetzel. Tetzel was raising money to rebuild St. Peter's cathedral by selling indulgences. An indulgence was a pardon. It released a sinner from the penalty that a priest imposed for sins. Indulgences were not supposed to affect God's right to judge. But Tetzel gave people the impression that by buying indulgences, they could buy their way to heaven. Answer . All of the above is what is commonly put in books these days, the reality is quite different. Indeed there was more than a little ignorance on the part of the clergy, monks, and friars, unfortunately, Martin Luther was one of them. When he issued his 95 Theses it was a collection of Luther's objections; however, they are pretty equally ignorant of the Catholic Church. Some of them called for things that were already Church doctrine, others were so off the wall as to be ludicrous. Martin, himself, was an example of what needed to be reformed in the Church, he voluntarily took lifelong vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, but then left his friary without even trying to seek permission, and proceeded to lead a sinful life of drunken debauchery. Fr. Johann Tetzel did none of the things that Martin Luther said that he did. One could always earn an indulgence for the three works of penance: fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Due to the stink that Martin Luther raised, you can no longer get one for almsgiving. Indulgences are a release from the temporal punishment due for already forgiven sin, and are still regularly issued. Bottom line? Martin Luther never wanted to "reform" the Church. The Bishops and the Pope repeatedly offered him all kinds of concessions including repeated offers to sit down and talk with him. He pompously refused to talk with them, and made a big deal out of burning their gracious invitations. Martin Luther was never serious, and no more intended Christianity than the man in the moon. From his own pen he wrote that man should sin greatly, Martin Luther threw books out of the Bible, and rewrote the ones that remained. (MORE)
no he was a Baptist minister in the 60s you're thinking of Martin Luther who helped start protestantism and inadvertently started the thirty years war, a war of independence of the Protestants from the then tyrannical Catholic church.
Martin Luther felt that the Catholic Church needed reform because of the bad behavior of his fellow clergy and the financial aspect of the church. One major objection he had was against "indulgences," which were things to buy so that Catholics could get away with a sin and give the church money.
Martin Luther started the Protestant religion because he wanted to get rid of the abuses in the Church; Simony - This was where a Church was bought or sold. Nepotism; This is when a Church position is given to a friend or family member. Pluralism; This is when a person holds more than one position i…n the Church. Absenteeism; This is when a member of the clergy does not live in or visit the parishes they represent. Luther's followers were called 'Protestants' because they protest ed against the abuses in the church (see above). (MORE)
Are you kidding? Marting Luther started the whole thing. He was the one who disagreed with the Catholics and started to "Protest". He did not like what the Catholics were doing, and they pretty much banned him from it.
. Catholic Answer First of all Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is rarely used by the Catholic Church. Martin Luther did not reform the Catholic Church.
Martin Luther translated the Bible from Latin to German because mass back then was all held in latin.
Great heavens, no. Martin Luther left the Catholic Church. MartinLuther, unable to deal with a moral life formed his own church thatdidn't require him to try and follow Christ. He decided that sinceOur Blessed Lord died on the cross for him, he didn't have to doanything, so he left the church. .
Martin Luther was the one who wanted to reform the Roman Catholic Church. In other words... Change some things... He watched there was a lot of corruption and he as a But as at that time there was so much corruption, he wrote a letter to the Priest and nail it to the door of the church. He thought t…hat the Priest didn't knew about this (but actually he was the one behind all this). (MORE)
Because Luther and others opposed what they perceived as false doctrines and ecclesiastic malpractice by the Roman Catholic Church, especially the sale of indulgences. The reformers saw this as evidence of the systemic corruption of the Church's Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, which included the Po…pe. Catholic Answer Sorry, Martin Luther might, in the very first weeks, have made some effort to "reform" the Catholic Church, but he quickly dropped this faÃ§ade and immediately moved to start his own church. (MORE)
A: Martin Luther sought reform within the Catholic Church, because of abuses that he saw, particularly in the sale of indulgences. In a shoddy deal, Albrecht of Brandenburg had been raised to the archdiocese of Mainz in 1514 but since he intended not to surrender his previous diocese of Magdeburg, …and was also under the canonical age to be a bishop, the Pope was able to insist on a considerable fee. He agreed in return that 50 per cent of the monies raised from the preaching of the indulgence in Albrecht's two dioceses could be set against this sum. Luther was finally spurred to action by reports of the vigour and lack of sophistication with which indulgences were preached around Magdeburg by Albrecht's agent, the Dominican friar Tetzel. In October 1517, when he published his 95 theses against indulgences, Luther still believed that he could achieve reform. Luther failed in his attempts to reform the Catholic Church, leading to the establishment of the Lutheran Church and the Protestant Reformation. . Catholic Answer At first Martin Luther indeed tried to deal with the Church, sort of. He issued his "95 Theses" and did indeed meet with the Papal legate to discuss them. Indeed they were circulated among the German hierarchy. The problem with the 95 Theses were some of them were heretical, some were pure nonsense; one wonders exactly how much education Martin Luther actually had. Despite Rome's repeated attempts to bring this recalcitrant friar into line, he proudly refused to submit, eventually leaving his Order without even seeking permission (in his autobiography, he records that he got his flash of insight into all of theology in the monastic privy - which, considering his theology, is an apt comparison). M. Luther then proceeded to violate all of his lifelong solemn vows with impunity. He married an ex-nun, and proceeded to start drinking heavily. His always foul mouth came out in his pen. The princes of Northern Germany, only too delighted to find some reason to throw off having to send alms to Rome, took up M. Luther's positions on the Church and suppressed all Catholic Churches in their realm, throwing the priests out and outlawing the Mass and other sacraments. Luther lead this movement to justify his unjustifiable behavior, to justify his sins - in his new theology he did not have to lead a Christian life or give up sinning. He made it a point throughout his writings to contend that since everyone was already saved, they should sin a lot to show how good God is at saving them. All of which is completely against the teaching of Our Blessed Lord. May God have mercy on his soul. (MORE)
I think his basic idea was that the church at the time was misinforming the people about Scripture. People were taught that they had to do things to make up for their sins. If they hadn't done enough good things or they had done too many bad things before they died, they were told, they'd have to go… to purgatory to work off their sins before they could be admitted into heaven. The church was corrupt and interested in money, so some of the misinformation was intentional. Many of the people didn't understand because the Bible was only available to the wealthy and educated, and worship services were conducted in Latin even though only the educated would have learned Latin. Martin Luther had been raised in the church and had become a monk. Only by close study of the Bible did he come to understand that we are saved by grace through faith, not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Luther wanted the church leaders to debate with him and to change their teachings to reflect what was taught in the Bible. He also wanted to make the Bible available to all people in their own language. Church leaders did not want to debate with him, and instead, they excommunicated him and put a price on his head. (MORE)
What were the central causes for the Protestant Reformation started by Martin Luther in the Middle Ages?
The reason he started the Protestant Reformation was because he started to doubt his catholic faith and didn't agree with certain things that in reality were actually true, but he didn't want to hear that or accept that fact. And the reason as to why there are so many different versions of the bible… is because of him also. What he did was he read the bible, verse by verse, and whenever he found a verse that didn't go along with his theory, he literally ripped that whole book out of the bible (the reason i say book instead of chapter is because the bible is really made out books collected over hundreds and thousands of years). So those were the central causes. (MORE)
Luther posted his "95 thesis on the power and efficacy of indulgences" on the church door in 1517, although there is some doubt as to whether or not the thesis was ever posted on the door.
He contributed to the beginning of the reformation mainly by writing the 95 theses. He posted them on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, on All Saints Eve, October 31.
He was responsible for starting it. Specifically his 95 Theses forced the Church to confront the hypocrisy for which they were responsible.
The German princes objected to the monies moving out of their states to Rome. The Reformation was in many ways about economic independence.
no he didn't because he didn't want any violence within any state so he made the i had a dream speech
Martin Luther's "ideas" were contained in his 95 Theses. They are all over the place, some of them call for things which have always been legitimate Catholic teaching. Others are completely off the wall. The ones that were already Catholic teaching, of course needed no reform, others were condemned …by the Church as ludicrous. Bottom line? The Church did not use any of Luther's ideas for its reforms. (MORE)
Early reformers actually reformed the Church, Martin Luther did not reform the Church, he apostatized and took others into heresy with him. Early reformers started by reforming their own lives, great saints like St. Catherine of Siena, who almost single handedly ended the Western Schism were extreme…ly humble before God, practiced the virtues and were graced by God. Martin Luther was anything but a great saint, by his own words, he sinned and sinned "greatly" to show that he was already saved. (MORE)
Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader; the reforms thathe worked for concerned the problem of racial discrimination inAmerica. He was not trying to reform religion, although he wasnamed after a religious reformer, Martin Luther.
31 October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Churchdoor in Wittenberg. This event is usually referred to as the startof the reformation.
Martin Luther raised questions on righteousness, penance andsalvation which resulted in his doctrine of justification. It leadto the division of Roman Catholics and Protestants.
The Western Church in the early 16th century included a lot ofcorruption. It was effectively controlled by the noble houses ofEurope and Christianity was at a premium. Luther was particularlyangered by the practice (never official) of selling indulgences topay for the rebuilding of St Peter's in Rom…e and wrote acondemnation of it. It would probably all have ended there, but forhis bishop's decision to make an example of him and mediaevalpolitics. Luther was an Augustinian friar and theologian, living under vowsof obedience. His theses on indulgences were originally intended tobe a scholarly letter, in Latin, to his bishop, Albert of Mainz.However, his friends translated them into German and publishedthem. Luther was called to account and excommunicated. Luther foundhimself inadvertently head of a new branch of Christianity and thiswas used by some members of the German nobility to gain power andwealth at the expense of those who supported mainstreamChristianity. It was not Luther's intention at the time to found a new religion.He simply wanted the Church to clean up its act. However, oncethrust into that position he quickly abandoned the concept of anauthoritative Church and instead looked to the Bible for hisauthority. Following the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, Lutheransgenerally agreed that all of Luther's objections had been met.However, a rapprochement between the two Churches is not possiblebecause of differences in how the will of God manifests itself. (MORE)
Martin Luther was not the only person involved in reformation otherpeople such as Jan Hus, Peter Waldo, and John Wycliffe had madeattempts at reforming the Catholic Church The selling/abuse of indulgences was a concern of Luther. Thereform movement really gained momentum When Martin Luther wrote an…dmade public "The Ninety-Five Theses". This was a list of questionsand propositions (mainly about the abuse of indulgences) for publicdebate. There were many other teachings and practices of the Late MedievalCatholic Church that Luther and others were not happy with. Forexample, on a visit to Rome in 1510 Luther was greatly disappointedwith the state of religion in Rome. "He was favourably struck, indeed, with the business administrationand police regulations of the papal court, but shocked by theunbelief, levity and immorality of the clergy. Money and luxuriousliving seemed to have replaced apostolic poverty and self-denial.He saw nothing but worldly splendour at the court of Pope JuliusII., who had just returned from the sanguinary siege of a townconducted by him in person". - History of the Christian Church byPhilip Schaff Luther also believed the scriptures should be available for thecommon people to read, he translated the Bible into everydayGerman. "Luther did not have in view the existence of an autonomous churchalongside of the existing church. He desired the renewal of thechurch. He sought for good pastoral care, formulated the necessityfor a better theology and expressed a desire for biblical piety". -Dr. Frank van der Pol from Christelijke Encyclopedie, (Kampen,2005). (MORE)