Martin Luther 1483-1546. Renaissance, Reformation and Education. What was the Reformation?.
Renaissance, Reformation and Education
The main attack on the Catholic Church in the C16th was against its corruption and teaching of non-Biblically derived dogma. By looking at the 95 Theses we can quickly determine what these problems were, why Luther was proposing reformation, and what that reformation would consist in.
In 1517 the 95 Theses were nailed to the Wittenberg Church door and were spread across Europe quickly due to the recent invention of the printing press by Gutenberg.
Luther, however, was not attempting to destory that Catholic Church but to reform it. However, after sending the 95 Theses to the Pope he was rewarded for his criticisms with a death sentence.
The Reformation and Education‘The case is truly in our hands because we see that even the clergy, who are called spiritual, appear ‘to take the view that they would let all schools, discipline, and teaching go by the board, or themselves even help to destroy them, simply because they cannot have their own way with them as they once did.’
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