There's Always Two Sides to a Story
By: Emma Stahl
Martin Luther as a Saint
- Luther gave a voice to people who wanted to break from the Catholic Church, doing so through his 95 Theses on the church's flaws (See Luther's 95 Theses)
- Luther gave less power to the church and more to the people
- People like him because he was saving them from the lies of the church, such as indulgences (See Form of Indulgence)
- He expressed many views of how the church is corrupt and brought this to the people's attention
- He brought on Lutherism and influenced the development of the new church, Church of England (See Church of England)
Martin Luther as a Sinner
- Luther insulted the Catholic religion through his 95 Theses, by saying statements that criticized the church rather than helped reform it (See The 95 Theses)
- Luther damned people for buying indulgences, despite the fact that these people did not know that they were being manipulated (See A Private Indulgence)
- He disrupted the Catholic Church by creating the Protestant denomination of Lutherism, which led to people converting from Catholicism to Protestantism (See Lutherism: Old Testament Translation)
- Eventually, the church and the Pope will despise him for causing distrust in the church, and will charge him with heresy
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LUTHER: THESES, 1517. - The 95 theses which German religious reformer Martin Luther nailed to the church door at Wittenberg, Germany, on 31 October 1517.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 22 Dec 2015.
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