Perspective: Martin Luther
Luther's translation and spread of the Bible allowed people to examine the text differently. Lutheranism split into different Protestant churches, such as Baptist and Presbyterian churches. The Protestant emphasis on literacy and education allowed the transition into Modern Europe. The Roman Catholic Church that once flourished with power and ruled most of Europe, split into separate religions that people could choose to follow.
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