This guarantees every person the right to worship God however he or she may please, without incurring any civil penalties or disabilities.
He felt that the Roman Catholic Church was corrupt and that it should be reformed.
Luther also argued that a reformation was needed to accomplish other things.
(Hillerbrand 20)The protest against the Church was not entirely new.
In England, there had been similar protests in the 14th century; although these had been crushed.
Luther gained a lot of support for his ideas because many people were unhappy with the Pope and the Church. ; Reformation/; What was the Protestant Reformation?
In 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, also known as The Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, on the door of the Wittenburg Castle Church. The History of the Protestant Reformation in Germany and Switzerland. (Protestant Reformation)A man is abundantly and sufficiently justified by faith inwardly, in his spirit, and so has all that he needs, except insofar as this faith and these riches must grow from day to day even to the future life.Martin Luther (Hillerbrand 16)Luther argued that the Bible, not the Pope, was the central means to determine Gods word.This was a view that was certain to raise eyebrows in Rome.Also, Luther maintained that justification, or salvation, was granted by faith alone; good works and the sacraments were not necessary in order to be saved.The 95 Theses protested, for theological reasons, the sale of indulgences to finance the Pope’s schemes. Soon they were widely copied and printed; within two weeks they spread throughout Germany, and within two months, throughout Europe. After disregarding Luther as, “a drunken German who wrote the Theses; when sober he will change his mind”, Pope Leo X3 ordered the Dominican professor of theology, Silvester Mazzolini, in 1518, to look into the situation. Mazzolini recognized Luther’s dangerous potential, declared him a heretic, and wrote a scholastic refutation of the Theses. In 1517, Tetzel was trying to raise money for the ongoing construction of St. (Protestant Reformation)2 (Originally Martin Luder or Martinus Luther) (1483-1546) was a German theologian and an Augustinian monk whose teachings inspired the Protestant Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines of Lutheran,3 (n Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici) (December 11, 1475 December 1, 1521), pope between 1513 and his death, is known primarily for his failure to stem the Protestant Reformation, which began during his reign when Martin Luther first attacked the Roman Catholic Church. (Protestant Reformation)4 Of, relating to, or issued by a pope Works Cited Daniel-Rops, H.