Martin Luther: The Leader of the Protestant Reformation Essay

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Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation when he nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517. It contained a series of 95 complaints that the once monk had with the church. He was steadfast in his efforts to get the church to change. Even refusing to repeal his complaints when threatened with excommunication. He has many issues with the church, starting with indulgences. He found them rather unnecessary. He believed that one can gain salvation through faith alone. That ones works were not as important as a strong faith in Christ. Teaching needs to be from the bible itself and not from a priest's interpretation. He didn't even believe that a priest should share …show more content…

And even after that there wasn't a separation of church and state until the 18th century. Even some of the later English kings like James I claimed divine right, as well so did Louis XIV of France. However all of this wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for a man by the name of Charles Martel.
Charles "The Hammer" Martel halted the encroaching Islāmic nation in October of 723. This battle's regarded as one of the most important battles in the history of the world. The Muslim army had the army of Martel outnumbered greatly. That didn't stop the great military mind of Martel. He found out where the Muslims were camping at and he hit them there as well as on the battlefront. He won the Battle of Tours and prevent further Muslim encroachment. Had he of not succeed in doing what he was doing there is almost no argument to say that everyone in the world would belong to the Islāmic Church, speaking Arabic and living in a Muslim society.
Martel started the Carolingian dynasty which ruled Europe for over a 100 years. The dynasty at its zenith was around 1.1km. This covered most of France all the way into Eastern Europe. The size of this dynasty must have gotten the eye the pope who crowned one of Martel's successors emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. And the dynasty made an attempt at fulfilling the idea of Christendom. However they didn't succeed before Charlemagne, the Holy Roman Emperor, died. After his death we saw

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