Essays Tagged: "Luther"

Erasmus vs Luther; Discourse on Free Will.

The Erasmus-Luther Discourse on Free Will begins with the Diatribe concerning free will, written by Erasmus. Lut ... ithout a solid foundation; like building a house without a foundation, it can easily crumble. Thus, Luther convincingly attacks Erasmus' Diatribe.Erasmus holds that man is left with the choice of doin ... ding to the choices he makes. He backs his argument with many quotes from the scripture but so does Luther, thus the argument shifts, and the sense of scripture is the debate.Luther, who wrote The Bon ...

(4 pages) 101 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Corruptness of the Church and the Reformation.

hechurch because of how corrupt the church had become. People didn't trustthe church anymore.Martin Luther born on November 10, 1483 in Eisleben, Germanybecame a priest and a professor at the Universi ... 10, 1483 in Eisleben, Germanybecame a priest and a professor at the University of Wittenberg. MartinLuther nailed papers on the church doors. Nobody paid attention to hispapers. Everyone was gathering ...

(4 pages) 126 3 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Europe's (and Russia's) View of Truth from the 1400's to the early 1700's.

banks and the best artists; overall, it was basically the center of the world. In the 1500's Martin Luther had begun the protestant reformation. Luther had many ideas that criticized the church. By ar ... the protestant reformation. Luther had many ideas that criticized the church. By around the 1520's Luther's ideas had become widespread. During the 1600's Amsterdam could be compared to Florence duri ...

(4 pages) 42 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A Discourse on Martin Luther and His Critique of the Church

you are shut down. A world where all you work for in life is for the indulgence of another. Martin Luther in his "Open Letter to the Christian Nobility of the German State," eloquently delivers a wel ... man Church and a foundation to infuse the Christians of Germany with the power of the human spirit. Luther directly contended with the Catholic Church in order to cause reform to occur so that all of ...

(4 pages) 53 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Faith and Salvation

Faith and SalvationFar from wanting to be a public revolutionary figure, Martin Luther's actions were primarily dictated by a very personal preoccupation with matters of faith and ... tions were primarily dictated by a very personal preoccupation with matters of faith and salvation. Luther devoted his life completely to God and to making sure that he and those around him were worth ... and to making sure that he and those around him were worthy of passage to Heaven in the afterlife. Luther became a monk, which he felt would carry him down the path to salvation. He believed the Cath ...

(3 pages) 109 3 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

To what extent was martin Luther responsible for the protestant reformation in Germany?

To what extent was Martin Luther responsible for the 'revolutionary' Protestant reformation in Germany?In this essay, I will a ... ary' Protestant reformation in Germany?In this essay, I will attempt to assess the extent of Martin Luther's role in the Protestant reformation that took place at the beginning of the sixteenth centur ... in the Protestant reformation that took place at the beginning of the sixteenth century in Germany. Luther's name is synonymous with the religious Reformation of the sixteenth century, or the 'evangel ...

(8 pages) 98 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

God's Three Attributes and Morality in Aquinas and Divine Command Theory

n of Goodness.Divine Command Theory was postulated mainly by three authors, namely Gerson, Biel and Luther. Gerson explicitly states in his writing On the Consolation of Philosophy that "God surely do ... (Book 2, Chapter 37, Question 1, Four Books). Hence, God's will is both goodness and righteousness. Luther expands on this fundamental idea and asserts in his text entitled The Reformation Tradition t ...

(7 pages) 74 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Justification by Faith Alone"

The act of having true faith in Christ is enough justification in Luther's mind to be a Christian. He uses Biblical excerpts to prove this doctrine of "Justification ... be a Christian. He uses Biblical excerpts to prove this doctrine of "Justification by Faith Alone." Luther identifies with Paul from Romans 10, "for man believes with his heart and so is justified." ( ... ousness that they will need nothing more to become righteous." (10)The Word of God further backs up Luther's doctrine. This is portrayed most obviously when Luther again recites Sacred Scripture, "If ...

(3 pages) 89 2 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

How important were Luther's ideas and personality to the early reformation in Germany

us life of Europe. Germany was the first European nation to undergo the reformation process. Martin Luther the symbolic and much wrote about leader was a humble, determined and obsessively Christian m ... y Christian man, who attempted to correct the problems, he perceived, within the Catholic religion. Luther's and his supporters aided by the printing press were able to bring widespread reform.Yet thi ...

(3 pages) 46 2 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Confessionalization and Martin Luther during the Reformation.

turmoil was happening in Germany. The Holy Roman Empire was divided, and as the teachings of Martin Luther and John Calvin settled into governmental systems, so did the systems change to accommodate t ... mmon layperson became somewhat more involved in the clerical doings with the political adoptions of Lutheranism and Catholicism. There was a plethora or consequences of confessionalization - a more pe ...

(10 pages) 39 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What Factors best explain the popularity and survival of Luther's ideas? (AS grade A essay)

There are many perspectives on why Luther's ideas gained so much popularity and why they were able to survive the Pope's and Emperor's ... and Emperor's attempts to silence them. The best explanatory factors lie with the swift delivery of Luther's message across a fragmented Germany through the printing press and clamorous sermons to an ... whose minds had already been broadened by the humanist movement. The people who chose to follow the Lutheran movement were often very aware of social and economic advantages that it would bring them. ...

(6 pages) 23 1 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

College Essay

rand?: A college essay The colleges I chose to compare and contrast were the University of Iowa and Luther College. The U of I is a large state school located in midsize Iowa City. Luther College is a ... he differences in the cost of the two, and what is received from fee. The costs of going to Iowa or Luther are considerable different. The cost of Luther is almost double that of Iowa. Luther College ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Great Discoveries Of The XV Century - The Renaissance And The Reform ( France)

hanted to pay in order to go to Paradise very fast. But not everyone. There's a German monk, Martin Luther, who is angry by the excesses of certain salesmen of indulgences, like Tetzel, who transforms ... esses of certain salesmen of indulgences, like Tetzel, who transforms this sale into a true circus. Luther says: < < If the Pope needs money, why doesn't he uses his own money? He is rich. > ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Ch1 History Text

to sell Gods forgiveness, an idea that was corrupted and therefore had to be change.How did Martin Luther's ideas differ from those expressed by the Catholic Church? Luther tried to live a ho ... . When Charles the fifth became the new Holy Roman Emperor, Charles made it a crime to feed or give Luther shelter.Why did Luther gain widespread support? When Luther was in hiding at a castle ...

(1 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

German Reformation Causes: Nationalism.

form movement, or seen as the underlying cause of the sixteenth-century turmoil unleashed by Martin Luther's revolt.�Martin Luther was a German reformer, humanist, university professor and theo ... r reformation. The corruption was becoming clear and evident to German humanists and educated elite.Luther would become acquainted with von Hutten and would similarly write a strongly worded appeal, i ...

(4 pages) 3864 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

The Cause of Reformation and the Appearance of Protestant

with absolute power in Italy and Europe for a long time, until a man had come. His name was Martin Luther, a man very intelligent with PhD degree. But not he did not come to serve for the church. In ... very intelligent with PhD degree. But not he did not come to serve for the church. In other words, Luther with his 95 theses created a wave of religious changing that have a large impact not only in ...

(2 pages) 15 1 2.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Analyze the causes of and the responses to the peasants' revolts in the German states, 1524–1526.

While Lutheran beliefs, high taxes, and serfdom caused the peasant revolts, the nobles' responses were sol ... zer encouraged these revolts, implying that they were God's Will (Doc 6). On the other hand, Martin Luther condemned the peasants, claiming that they were associated with the Devil (Doc 7). However, L ... ). However, Luther's claim was influenced by his political situation. Exiled by the Edict of Worms, Luther needed the protection of nobles. Due to this, he could not support the revolts unless he oppo ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Analyze the Causes of and the Responses to the Peasants Revolts in the German States 1524-1526

erics who had incredibly different views on the peasant revolts were Thomas Müntzer and Martin Luther. Thomas Müntzer was an ex follower of Luther. He highly encouraged these revolts saying ... e it is the will of God (Doc. 6). It was his leadership that aligned the efforts of the peasants to Lutheran teaching (Doc. 1), even though the founder of Lutheranism, Martin Luther, argued against M& ...

(4 pages) 25 1 0.0 Nov/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Erasmus Versus Luther (Discourse on Free Will)

Erasmus Versus LutherDuring the 1500's, the Catholic Church was found abusing its power through religious slander. ... t he still remained loyal to the pope.The more famous reformist, if not the most famous, was Martin Luther. Luther was a priest for the Catholic Church, but he did not necessarily agree with the Churc ... was a priest for the Catholic Church, but he did not necessarily agree with the Church's teaching. Luther believed that God was a cruel supernatural being who was angry with the people. Seeing how so ...

(14 pages) 3 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Protestant DBQWhat are the differences between the catholic and protestant churches during the first years of the break

c at the time was the selling of indulgences. Many historians feel that this was the last straw for Luther and is what sparked him into placing the 95 Thesis on the doors of the church. The famous sel ... was focusing too much on this world and not enough on God and the afterlife.Through his 95 Thesis, Luther made many challenges toward Catholicism such as getting into heaven through faith alone, no t ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History