Martin Luther and the Indulgences

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Martin Luther Stance against Indulgences Martin Luther did not set out to alter the world. As a young man, he came up against some techniques that the Church was utilizing that did not agree in his conscious, and he searched for answers that were biblical. Martin Luther was a German Augustinian friar, a pioneer of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, and also the son of a miner. He lived during a period where the Catholic Church ruled the land, he had a strong desire for the restoration of truth in the Church and a passion for the salvation. Luther saw countless of advanced developments sweep across Western Europe, some changes sparked by his words. Luther was a key contributor of the Reformation the protest was the start for the development of Protestant churches. The Catholic Church had governed Europeans' lives for centuries. Because of the Protestantism crusade, the Reformation brought about social, political, and economic evolution that has greatly influenced history throughout the ages. In this paper, I will discuss Martin Luther’s background for writing the Ninety-five Theses, his stance on indulgences, and some results that happened because of the Theses. Martin was least likely expected to have a profound effect in the Christian social order. Martin Luther was born in Eisleben in Saxony, in the year of 1483 and attended the University of Erfurt where he graduated with a master’s degree at the age of twenty-one (Erikson, 39). Martin’s father wanted him to study law, but after an incident in a thunderstorm, he decided to become a friar. Luther joined the monastery of the Augustinian Friars at Erfurt in 1505 and became a priest in 1507 (Erikson, 167). Luther received a doctorate of theology and his status as a professor of Scriptures at the University of Wittenberg gave him the authority to teach, which he often pointed out as clarification
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