Martin Luther And His Influence On The Luther 's ' Burned A Hole Through Europe '

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I could write a 20 page biography on Luther, however, that’s quite boring. I was more admired by his motivation and conviction. After researching, I was right about his passion, but more so his profound effect created a movement that essentially “burned a hole through Europe”. This paper will give a brief introduction into Luther and then show the impact Luther had socially, religiously, and globally. In addition, an attempt to share a few things I have learned in class and read in the textbook, including some online, scholarly sources. Luther was born into a poor, peasant German family where he was taught to pray to God and to respect the church and the priests.Becoming a monk, he entered a monastery at Erfurt in 1505. As a monk, Luther’s…show more content…
While a monk, Luther continued his studies and in 1507. He was appointed to the priesthood and celebrated his first mass. In 1511, he was sent to Wittenberg to be the professor of Bible at the newly formed university there, and, in the same year, he received his doctor of theology degree. He began to lecture in the vernacular on the books and the Bible and realized to study the Bible in the original languages, therefore his translation of the Bible. Luther began to see the truth of justification through faith in Jesus alone. Due to his translation from Latin to German, the spread of his word was more efficient. Along with his translation, by the early 1520s, Luther had attracted a mass following while the invention of the printing press gave wealth to his message and reputation across Germany. Although, he had passed away 20 years later, there is plenty of evidence of how popular his movement. But historians ask why was his word so popular and how did his word change his surroundings. Historians say that the people were prepared for the message Luther delivered. They say that it was bound to happen eventually and it happened to be Luther. It was simply a matter of Luther appearing at the right time and place? Perhaps. Since the 15th century there had been a growing resentment against clerical privilege. The clergy paid no taxes and were exempt from responsibilities that exponentially fell on the shoulders of the people. Adding to this simple
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