The reformation began within the Catholic Church .
On Oct. 31, 1517 , Martin Luther a professor and a monk of
theology, posted his 95 Theses on the Castle Church in
Wittenberg, Germany . This theses were series that attacked the
sale of indulgences . Luther criticized what he considered other
abuses in the church . Luther taught that God justifies human
beings . What Luther meant was that God makes them righteous
through His kindness to the people .
In Jan. 1521, Pope leo X excommunicated Luther and
declared him a heretic . Emperor Charles V and the members of
the imperial diet ordered Luther to appear before the diet in the
Worms, Germany .In May 1521 , the emperor signed the Edict of
the Worms , a document which declared Luther to be an outlaw
whom anyone could kill without protest . Frederick the Wise
Luther continued to the Protestant movement
until his death in 1546.
Reformation was a religious movement of the
1500's that led to Protestantism . This movement had an impact
on social, political, and economic life . Before the reformation ,
Europe had been held together by the universalism of the Catholic
Church and the claim of the Holy Roman emperor . After the
reformation Europe had several large Prostant churches and
smaller Protestant religious groups .
From the result of the Reformation ,Europe was divided
btwn the Catholic counties of the south and the Protestant
countries of the north. This diversity of religious life created a
mood of religious toleration and the respect for the importance of
individual conscience . The Reformation also stimulated many
reforms within the Catholic Church .
Martin Luther believed that he can change
something that he believed in . Martin protested some of...