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Luther and the reformation

Luther and the reformation



Mr. Z's presentation on the Reformation and Martin Luther

Mr. Z's presentation on the Reformation and Martin Luther



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    • Reformation
    • Why reform?
      • Popes corrupted by power & lose focus of spiritual leadership
      • People wanted to know how to save souls
      • Indulgences –a release of a
      • soul from purgatory for
      • monetary donation –
      • a HUGE abuse of
      • Church power!
    • More Causes
      • Church Leaders were becoming too interested in worldly possessions
      • Renaissance emphasis on the secular and the individual challenged the Churches Authority
    • The Pope’s Corruption
      • The Pope spent too much money on the arts
      • Spent on personal pleasure
      • Fought Wars
      • Pope Alexander VI fathered several children
      • Priests were uneducated, drank, and gambled
      • German Priest
      • Saw problems in the Church
      • All he wanted was to be a good Christian
      • Church believed salvation gained
      • from faith + good work
        • Luther thought faith alone gained salvation
      • Oct 31, 1517 – Posted 95 Theses
    • 95 Thesis
      • Attacked the “Pardon Merchants”
      • Lead to the Founding of Christian Churches that did not accept the Pope’s authority
      • Posted on church door in Wittenburg, Germany
      • Thousands of copies distributed throughout Germany
    • 95 Theses: Posted them to the door Text http://www1.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=123559
    • Lutheranism
      • Followers of Luther’s religious practices
      • Gained support of many German princes
      • 1524, German peasants revolted & hoped Luther would support them, because Luther needed the princes’ support, he did not help the peasants
      • Germany in turmoil – Catholic? Lutheran?
    • “ I do not accept the authority of popes and councils… my conscience is captive to the word of God. …Here I stand and I can not do otherwise. God help me. Amen. ” – Martin Luther April 18 th , 1521
    • Read Handout and Answer Questions
      • Do you think Martin Luther was a reformer or a revolutionary?
      • Do you agree with Luther’s views?
      • What invention helped spread his ideas?
      • Why do you think the reformation was so successful?
      • Luther’s 95 Theses was a description of the 95 problems that he had with the Catholic Church and the way they were acting.
      • Create your own 5 Theses of things that you would change directed toward something or someone specific in your life. example...school, parents, coach, government.