Martin Luther was an Augustinian monk theologian, who was having a really hard time watching the direction that the Roman Catholic Church was going in its teachings and practices. While he did not intend to go against or try to embarrass the church, he did feel like they needed to be aware that they were missing some really important information in the bible and it was being misinterpreted to the public. Luther set out to write and post his 95th thesis in which he outlines the things that were going wrong so that the church could “choose” to reform. This ends up starting the protestant reformation.
Protestant = Protest
Reformation = To Reform
The most important points here that Luther is trying to express in the 95th thesis can be outlined…show more content… The nailing of the parchment on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg wasn’t really that bad and it’s very possible that Luther would have taken some heat and punishment and no one would have been the wiser. Something to consider is that this list happened to be penned first in Latin and second in the time that the printing machine had been invented. That printing press to some degree became the catalyst of the protestant reformation. A citizen took Luther’s Latin thesis (probably without permission) and translated it to vernacular text and before long printed copies were in the hands of tons of people that could now read it. Luther was able to give the people some empowerment to take their salvation into their own hands were he believed, it always…show more content… “Someone” took Luther captive. While Luther was in said captivity, Luther now had time to translate the bible into a vernacular German. He had the chance now to get the word of god into people’s hands in the form of text that they could actually read on their own. This was his biggest step in giving people empowerment over their church and one more attempt at forcing the church to reform. People began to interpret and read the bible themselves. In 1520 the publication of the three great documents “Address to the German Nobility” which would formally renounced allegiance to the pope and lay out the new fundamental principles of the Reformation. Luther spent the remainder of his life in translation of scriptural and literary activities that was always be controversial to the Catholic