The Protestant Reformation
By: Pamela Chicas-Sura
What was the change?
The change of The Protestant Reformation was before the Catholic Church, when Martin Luther pointed out the Church's problems. Therefore the change of The Reformation was the basic beliefs of the religion. Luther created 95 theses, and posted the list on the front door of the castle church. Additionally, it made a whole new branch of people protesting against the Catholic Church. With these protesters, they are Protestants.
Who were the people associated with the change?
Martin Luther saw these problems of The Catholic Church and decided to make change. He believed that you only need Faith for salvation, and he spread The Bible for people to read in German. So that everyone could read the truth of what the Bible demonstrates.
Gutenberg was the inventor of the printing press. The printing press was a faster process to copy books instead of rewriting a whole entire book. The printing press allowed secular books to spread, as well, it helped the Bible spread.
John Calvin published Institutes of the Christian Religion. Also, his teachings are based on predestination. Predestination is the thought of God knowing where you will go, Heaven or Hell, before you are born.
How did the Change impact society at the time?
Change of short term effects
The short term affects that was impacted by the change, were how Catholics were changing into Protestants for knowing the true meanings of the bible and from the problems caused by The Catholic Church. Furthermore, Martin Luther made a religious group called Lutherans, which believe in Luther's teachings. Also, the publishing of Institutes of the Christian Religion, this book summarized of Protestant theology creating more Protestants for reading this book and to understand the true meaning of what they should believe.
The picture on the right displays the Lutheran symbol.
How is that change seen in today's modern society?
Today in modern society, there are still Protestants who are against the Catholic Church or Catholicism, simultaneously; there is still tension between the two. Lutherans are still with their own belief today, as well. The printing press got more advanced throughout time, and today the machine is called a printer. Furthermore, today The Bible is translated to many different types of languages so that everyone can understand the book.