Martin Luther

Hallowed or Heretic?

Saint

  • Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation with the ninety-five theses, which lead to the split between Protestants and Catholics, which lead to people having more religious freedom.
  • Martin Luther inspired questioning of the Church and its ethics, its indulgences in particular, which lead to the church reforming itself.
  • Luther was a monk for a long time and fought corruption within the Church.

Sinner

  • Luther attacked Jews for not converting to Christianity and was intolerant of those who disagreed with him.
  • Luther fought against the indulgences, which were declared by the Pope to be able to forgive sins, and funded the Church.
  • Luther created hatred and wars between Catholicism and Protestantism by writing the ninety-five theses.

Works Cited

"95 Theses". Google Images. 22 Dec. 2015.


"Antisemitism". Google Images. 22 Dec. 2015.


"Catholic Reformation". Google Images. 22 Dec. 2015.


"Heaven". Google Images. 22 Dec. 2015.


"Hell". Google Images. 22 Dec. 2015.


"Indulgence Sale". Google Images. 22 Dec. 2015.


"Medieval Monk". Google Images. 22 Dec. 2015.


"Thirty Years War". Google Images. 22 Dec. 2015.