In Class We Have Spent A Lot Of Time Learning And Discussing

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In class we have spent a lot of time learning and discussing Martin Luther’s life and the important role that he played in the protestant reformation. Martin Luther was someone who saw many issues throughout the Catholic Church. Martin Luther was a monk and scholar who was in Wittenburg. In 1517 Luther penned the 95 theses to the door of a catholic church this document attacked the Catholic Church’s corrupt practice of selling “indulgences” to absolve sin. He felt that religion should be more personal and that the bible should be translated into everyday language. His “95 Theses,” which had two central beliefs—that the Bible is the main religious authority and that humans should only be able to receive salvation by faith and not by their…show more content…
Luther makes the decision to leave the monastery to study theology back in Wittenberg, the invention of the printing press which made it easier to for his words to circulate throughout Europe. This made the Catholic officials which became dangerous to cause a divide in the church. In the movie I feel that they were able to give a good outline of the life of Luther and what he did throughout the years.The film focuses on the selling of indulgences, the Ninety-Five Theses nailed to the door of Wittenberg Church, the Diet of Worms (a council presided over by Emperor Charles V), and also the Confession of Augsburg. The information that is presented throughout the movie is factually represented because these events have all been proven in the primary sources that we have read throughout class this semester. They did a good job being very descriptive and highlighting every detail as far as the most popular events that occurred throughout Luther’s life. I could follow the movie and read the history from the sources and they match up very accurately. There were very accurate with the most popular parts of Luther’s life, they were able to show us visuals of how things were and his ability to make a change in history. While making the comparison I would have to disagree with when comparing the movie and the primary sources would have to be the chronological order that the movie has. When I read throughout the historical notes and then compare

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