Reformation - Student Research (Martin Luther (Wittenberg (declared…
Reformation - Student Research
University of Erfurt
Enrolled to study law
switched to be a monk
DISCOVERY - salvation is through faith.
Church - you could earn salvation through good deeds
Luther disagreed with the Church
Oct. 31, 1517
Posted 95 Theses
printing press got information to everyone
Indulgences were major concern
declared salvation lay with the Bible, not the Pope
Luther was excommunicated
Diet of Worms
goes into hiding
translates the Bible into German
Freedom to disagree with government over religious views without fear of being arrested.
Told people to obey the Bible and not the church officials
Went on the run to avoid being arrested and possibly killed.
wrote: The Institutes of the Christian Religion
God is in control and the Bible can be trusted.
set up theocracy
religious teachings became law
death sentence for crimes against the church if disagreed with the law
America: Amish live separate lives, but not consequences for choosing a different lifestyle.
married Catherine of Aragon
Defender of the Catholic Faith
destroyed English Bibles
Defended Catholic beliefs
tried to divorce Catherine
Pope refused divorce
married Anne Boleyn
ties between England and Catholic Church cut
king the head of the Church of England.
Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage legal
Government cannot dictate a religious event, like marriage