Reformation

How Martin Luther changed the church

What was the change?

Priests were caught gambling, drinking and doing other things that priest were not allowed to do. Martin Luther then found out about these things and decided to write "The 95 Theses". Once he wrote them someone copied his words and then started to make copies a lot of them. They all spread throughout Germany and people started to read about it. The Pope got mad at Martin Luther because he wanted people to believe that the Catholic Church was lying.

How did the change impact society at the time?

The priests were not following the church rules, and people thought that it wasn't bad because the priest were doing it. So it made them think that what they were doing was a good thing and not a bad thing. Martin Luther told a lot of people that the church was lying to them, so then the pope got mad and excommunicated Martin Luther. The people started to question the church a lot and started to join Martin Luther's non-Reformation side.

Who were the people associated with the change.

How is that change seen in today's modern society?

Religious peace was brought to England by Elizabeth. Religion still remains a problem today. We also have more religion then they use to have back then. We also don't have many problems with priest not following church rules.