Martin Luther. The Father of the Reformation. Background Information. A Monk in The Church. “ The Church” was the Christian Church of the world. ¨The church’s headquarters was in Rome. ¨Known today as the Catholic Church. Trouble….
The Father of the Reformation
A Monk in The Church.
“The Church” was the Christian Church of the world.
¨The church’s headquarters was in Rome.
¨Known today as the Catholic Church.
As a monk for the church, he had concerns about some practices, specifically:
The question of who/what was true authority.
The wealth of the church.
The practice of selling “indulgences”.
He angered the church by making his concerns public.
Nailed the “95 Thesis” on his church doors (1517).
Within two (2) months, they had been printed and spread across Europe.
Heretic: Someone who argues for a change in the teachings or practices within a church.
Apostate: Someone who has removed themselves from a church.
Blasphemy: Making fun of teachings that are considered sacred to a church.
These are considered Protestant Beliefs: