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1 Martin Luther DevotionToRebellion

2 The Journey of Martin Luther How did a Monk who at one point devoted his entire life to the Catholic church become one of the most influential men of the Reformation? How did a Monk who at one point devoted his entire life to the Catholic church become one of the most influential men of the Reformation? What was the cause or causes that led him to write the 95 Theses? What was the cause or causes that led him to write the 95 Theses?

3 Martin Luther Luther’s Early Life Grew up in a working class family Grew up in a working class family The Church was the center of his world The Church was the center of his world Father wanted him to a lawyer Father wanted him to a lawyer Well Educated Well Educated

4 Erfurt

5 Martin Luther Erfurt, Germany 1500’s Erfurt, Germany 1500’s Great center for the Church Great center for the Church Luther thrived as an excellent student Luther thrived as an excellent student 1505 Plague struck Erfurt, and Luther lost three friends 1505 Plague struck Erfurt, and Luther lost three friends He caught a glimpse of his own mortality and “God’s Wrath” He caught a glimpse of his own mortality and “God’s Wrath”

6 Martin Luther Life in the Monastery Luther joined a very severe monastic order Luther joined a very severe monastic order Luther threw himself into monastic life Luther threw himself into monastic life Did not find the peace he was searching for Did not find the peace he was searching for

7 Martin Luther Pilgrimage to Rome Pilgrimage to Rome Sent on a pilgrimage to Rome Sent on a pilgrimage to Rome Rome was at the height of the Renaissance Rome was at the height of the Renaissance Luther was overwhelmed by the extravagance Luther was overwhelmed by the extravagance

8 Rome

9 Martin Luther Luther in Rome Luther in Rome Luther found a cynicism he hadn’t expected Luther found a cynicism he hadn’t expected The Church wanted to profit from pilgrims The Church wanted to profit from pilgrims For a fee one could go view a sacred site and earn an indulgence For a fee one could go view a sacred site and earn an indulgence

10 Martin Luther Indulgences Indulgences a document that releases a person from time in purgatory a document that releases a person from time in purgatory Purgatory’s where one goes after death to have their sins burned out of them before reaching heaven Purgatory’s where one goes after death to have their sins burned out of them before reaching heaven

11 Martin Luther Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Germany 1500’s 1511 Luther is sent to the small town 1511 Luther is sent to the small town Became professor of Biblical Studies at the University Became professor of Biblical Studies at the University Again threw himself into his work Again threw himself into his work Revelation- Salvation is a gift that God wants to give. Believers don’t need the church involved. Revelation- Salvation is a gift that God wants to give. Believers don’t need the church involved.

12 Martin Luther Pope Leo X and Indulgences Pope Leo X and Indulgences By 1517 Pope Leo X had emptied the churches coffers. Needed to halt construction of St. Peter’s Basilica By 1517 Pope Leo X had emptied the churches coffers. Needed to halt construction of St. Peter’s Basilica In order to pay for it, decided to sell indulgences In order to pay for it, decided to sell indulgences Luther reached his breaking point Luther reached his breaking point

13 “As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs”

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15 Martin Luther 95 Theses 95 Theses On Oct 31 st, 1517 Luther nails a set of papers to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg On Oct 31 st, 1517 Luther nails a set of papers to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg These papers called the 95 theses were meant to spark debate with other scholars about church reform BUT…. These papers called the 95 theses were meant to spark debate with other scholars about church reform BUT…. Within one year Luther’s 95 Theses have spread throughout Europe sparking what would become know as the Catholic Reformation Within one year Luther’s 95 Theses have spread throughout Europe sparking what would become know as the Catholic Reformation

16 The Journey of Martin Luther How did a Monk who at one point devoted entire life to the Catholic church become one of the most influential men of the Reformation? How did a Monk who at one point devoted entire life to the Catholic church become one of the most influential men of the Reformation? What was the cause or causes that led him to write the 95 Theses? What was the cause or causes that led him to write the 95 Theses?


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