Martin luther was a monk in the holy roman empire luther had paved the way to question the church which eventually led to the protestant reformation his views on christianity appealed to many people, but they were a threat to the roman catholic church, thus causing much commotion throughout the countryside. One of the greatest changes that had taken place as a result of luther and his writings was that many german rulers accepted the reformation - east prussia, hesse, brandenburg, schlerwig, brunswick, nurenberg, ulm, straaburg, augsburg and magdeburg, all left the roman catholic church between 1525 and 1531. Martin luther, founder of germany's protestant (lutheran) church, nailed his 95 theses to the church door in wittenberg, germany, on oct 31, 1517. During the middle ages, the roman catholic church was an extremely powerful, unifying force of the people as a result, the pope acted as the intermediary between men and god. Lord's supper: luther believed in the real presence of christ in the sacrament, but disagreed with the roman catholic doctrine of transubstantiation calvinists like to label this view as consubstantiation, but present-day lutherans reject this label.
A more likely possibility is that the roman catholic church ends up with a structure similar to the eastern orthodox churches some individual orthodox churches have very strong national identities nationalism often influences the theology of these churches and the system of global allegiances between them and the patriarch of constantinople. Nearly 500 years after martin luther nailed his 95 theses to the castle church door, the largest lutheran denomination in the us has approved a declaration recognizing there are no longer. The feud between luther and carlstadt was on,—and it showed the former glaringly in his most repellent form (barge, i, op cit, vi), and was only to end when the latter, exiled and impoverished through luther's machinations, went to eternity accompanied by luther's customary benediction on his enemies. When martin luther pinned his 95 theses to the door of the wittenberg castle church (as he is said by some religious historians to have done) in 1517, it was the final manifestation of a.
From 1510 to 1520, luther lectured on the psalms, the books of hebrews, romans, and galatiansas he studied these portions of the bible, he came to view the use of terms such as penance and righteousness by the roman catholic church in new ways. We have to write around 500 words , in perspective of contemporary journalist , on martin luther and his conflict with the catholic church, to what extent are the events of this era a battle between the forces of continuity versus change. Pope benedict shows how a catholic can have a certain sympathetic reading of luther, notwithstanding the same catholic's rejection of luther's repudiation of the catholic church.
The entire protestant movement began in the late 1400's when martin luther, a catholic monk, nailed a list of 95 issues he had with the catholic church onto the door of a chapel in wittenberg, germany. Because martin luther (1483-1546 ad) and the protestant reformation (1517 ad) questioned church authority, the roman church lost significant power and influence it reacted with a list of literature forbidden to catholics. The luther of 1517 might have seen it as proof that his work had led to reform of the catholic church, but the later luther, who was excommunicated in 1521 and embittered by events, might have.
The council of trent, which confirmed the church's formal response to martin luther's revolt of 1517, had ended the year prior to his birth in england, elizabeth i had assumed the throne six years before his birth to radicalize - and formalize - henry viii's schism with rome. Luther appears at the diet before charles v, emperor of the holy roman empire, to to answer charges of heresy on refusing to recant, he is declared a heretic and formally excommunicated from the catholic church by pope leo x. It all started when reformation took place, 500 years ago, as martin luther (1483-1546) tried to reform the catholic church his attempt to do so instead led to a schism in the church. The catholic church believed in absolute authority and supremacy of the pope of rome martin luther was totally convinced that christ alone is the head of christianity and the ultimate authority indeed martin luther rejected the claim of the catholic church that the pope is divinely appointed head of christendom. Before martin luther publicized his 95 theses attacking church corruption in 1517, virtually all europeans belonged to the catholic church, but just 20 years later much of the continent belonged to the reformed, or protestant, church.
Conflict between catholic and protestant princes in the holy roman empire was finally resolved by a compromise that allowed each prince to determine the religion of his own territory in the early sixteenth century, critics of the church attacked all of the following except. The peace of augsburg ended the conflict between german princes and the holy roman emperor german princes and peasants who had revolted martin luther and the roman catholic church. Cthe roman inquisition was a gathering of leaders from the catholic church who wanted to address protestantism dthe roman inquisition was a long conflict between the princes of the german states and the holy roman emperor. Conflict between luther and the church the reaction of albert of mainz to luther's ninety five theses was one of anger, not because he disagreed with luther's beliefs but because luther's public attack was causing people to stop buying indulgences.
Martin luther was born november 10, 1483 at eisbleben in prussian saxony, and he died on february 18, 1546 in between, he changed the world, laying the foundation for free democracies. The roman inquisition was a court of the catholic church that prosecuted crimes of heresy the roman inquisition was the trial of martin luther, who was jailed for speaking out against the catholic church the roman inquisition was a gathering of leaders from the catholic church who wanted to address protestantism. Martin luther was born to hans luder (or ludher, later luther) and his wife margarethe (née lindemann) on 10 november 1483 in eisleben, county of mansfeld in the holy roman empire.