How Did Martin Luther Contribute To Napoleon Bonaparte
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The accumulation of traditions that has developed for five thousand years since the appearance of the first civilizations in the ancient Near East was due to many men and women. Martin Luther, John Locke and Napoleon Bonaparte were three very different men that strongly contributed to this accumulation politically, economically, socially and intellectually.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) was one of the first men to question the divine power of the church. He is most famous for the ninety-five theses that he nailed to the church doors. His work questioned rather than accused and his writings were responsible for fractionalizing the Catholic Church and bringing about the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation. (MacGregor, pg 553) Most of Protestantism is based off of his beliefs that salvation is achieved through faith, not deeds. He believed that the bible was the “Religious authority” and that it should be available to everyone played a major role religiously and economically due to the printing press. (Ferguson, pg 61)…show more content… Locke believed that “freedom is distinctive” and became the most prominent advocate for liberty. (Ferguson, pg 109) The Main focus of his writings were that all men were created equal by God and thus all have natural rights, including the right to government by the consent of the people, and the right to life, liberty, and property. (Faiella, Graham) Many of Locke’s belief’s are still among us. For example, The Declaration of Independence represents many of these ideas. The beliefs of john Locke traveled over the seas and into the new world with many of the founding fathers backing up the ideals they wanted their government to consist of. If it wasn’t for Locke there might have been a different type of government that we see to this very