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Martin Luther and the Reformation

Summary: Martin Luther's ideas stirred the Protestant Reformation by challenging what was then the sacred and ideal views of the Catholic Church. By challenging these views with great persistence and a determined attitude, he sparked a new life into Christianity and into the people who practiced the Christian faith.
One of the leaders of the reformation of the church was a man named Martin Luther. Martin Luther's interpretation of Christianity was appealing to both upper class and the lower class of society in Western Europe. Luther's ideas about salvation meant that you didn't rely upon the Catholic Church to redeem you sins by paying for redemption. This new idea gave the lower classes hope; they realized that not just people of privilege could be saved, but everyone could if their faith was strong enough. Martin Luther opened up the eyes of the lower class to the greed and hierocracy of the Catholic Church. Luther attacked the Catholic Church with a wide range of abuses; one such attack was at the sale of church indulgences. These assaults on the Catholic Churches views soon attracted enthusiastic support from others who resented the church for its politics...

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