German Priest Martin Luther and the Reformation of the Catholic Church: The Consequence for Europe After the Fall of the Roman Empire, the Institution Which Filled This Power Vacuum, the Correlation Between Positions Within the Roman Empire and the Positions Within the Catholic Church, the Etymology of “Roman Catholic”, the Catholic Church Approving of Institutionalized Slavery During the Middle Ages, the 3 Socioeconomic Tiers of European Feudalism, the View of Hardship During the Middle Ages, the View of Artwork During the Middle Ages, the Largest Community Driven Artistic Projects of the Period, the Institution Which Commissioned the Greatest Artwork Within Human History, the Use of Art by the Catholic Church, the Reason Luther was Afforded a Top Tier Education, the Post Secondary Nickname of Luther, the Event Which Caused Luther to Dedicate His Life to God, the Monastery Luther Migrated to After This Event, Luther Accepting Life Long Vows to Become a Monk, the Languages Studied by Luther, the Subject of Italian Sculptor Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simon’s David Statue, the Intention of David’s Pose, the View of David by Florentine, Italy Residents During the Period, the Shifting View of Human Beings and God During the Renaissance, the First Pope of the Catholic Church, Saint Peter Not Using the Title “Pope”, the View of Sins and Tithes During the Middle Ages, the Treatment of Popes and Bishops Within the Catholic Church During the Period, the Concept of “Purgatory” Within Catholicism, the Reason Many Christians Began Pilgrimaging, Luther’s View of Pilgrimage, Luther’s Experience of Catholic Clergy While Traveling for Pilgrimage, the Concept of Transferring Good Deeds Within Catholicism, the World’s First Non-Tangible Cryptocurrency, the Concept of “Indulgences”, Luther’s Criticism of the Catholic Church’s Policies, the Historical Outcome for Those Who Protested the Catholic Church, the Catholic Church’s Treatment of the Cathars, Czech Theologian Jan Hus Challenging the Catholic Church to Allow Patrons to Receive the Eucharist (Bread and Wine) During Communion, Hus Translating the Christian Bible Into the Common Language of the Public, the Reason Hus Did Not Aquire the Same Following as Luther, the Death of Hus, the Reason German States Were Easier to Manipulate During the Period, the Reason Luther’s Tolerance for the Catholic Church Eroded, Luther’s View of Papal Fund Raising, the Melody Which Papal Fund Raising Workers Sang to Parishioners, Luther Disseminating That the Christian Bible Did Not Support Purgatory and/or Indulgences, Luther’s View of Himself Before God, Luther Discovering a Letter From the Apostle Paul to the Romans, Luther’s Interpretation of This Letter, Luther Developing the Idea of the Individual Having a Personal Relationship With God, Luther Developing the 95 Theses, Luther Constructing Arguments Which Were Difficult for the Catholic Church to Refute, Luther’s 82nd Point of the 95 Theses, Luther Publicizing the 95 Theses, the Reason Luther’s Ideas Spread Rapidly, the Effect Luther’s 95 Theses Had Upon Indulgences, the Public’s Reinterpretation of the Indulgence Melody, the Political Benefit of Luther’s Friendship With German Artist Lucas Cranach, the Nickname of Luther’s Idea Pamphlets, the Reason Luther’s Work was Immensely Popular With the Illiterate and Literate Alike, the Most Powerful Individuals Within Europe During the Period, the Reason Belgium Holy Roman Emperor Charles V Did Not Stop Luther From Spreading His Ideology, Luther Summoned to the Imperial Diet in Worms, Germany, the Witness Account of How Many Peopled Attended the Imperial Diet in Worms, the Catholic Church’s View of Luther, Luther’s Argument Against the Catholic Church, the Outcome of This Trial, the Forced Abduction of Luther, the Group Who Captured Luther, the Location Luther Was Provided Refuge From the Imperial Diet of Worms Decision, Luther Adopting the Image of a Knight While Staying in the Wartburg Castle, the Task Which Luther Spent the Majority of His Time Upon While Staying in the Wartburg Castle, German Literacy Rates During the Period, the Perversion of Luther’s Ideology Between the Peasant Class and Ruling Feudal Class, Luther’s Reaction to This Perversion, Luther Condoning the Mass Execution of the Peasant Class to Restore Civic Order, Luther’s Ideology vs French Theologian John Calvin’s Ideology, the Origin of Presbyterianism Within France and Scandinavia, the Reason German King Christian III Converted Denmark to Lutherism, Swedish King Gustav Vasa Dismantling Catholicism Within Sweden, English King Henry VIII Dismantling Catholicism Within England, the Main Targets Within Catholicism Which Henry VIII Dismantled, the Punishment for Contesting Henry VIII’s Policies, the Economic Result for England After Dismantling Catholicism, Scottish Minister John Knox Teaching Scottish Presbyterianism, the Reason Scotland Developed an Educational Systems Centuries Prior to Other States, Dutch Theologian Erasmus of Rotterdam and Spanish Priest Ignatius of Loyola Helping to Reform Catholicism With Ideas Inspired by Luther, How the Catholic Church Resisted This Reformation, How the Catholic Church Leveraged Artwork as a Tool of Propaganda, How the Catholic Church Inspired Fear and Hatred of Protestantism, How Protestants Resisted This Narrative, the Reason Luther Developed Anti-Semitic Views During Adulthood, Luther Being Prone to Intolerance of Disparate Groups, the 3 Incentives Which Helped Spur Reformation Within the German States, the Division of Western Europe Between Southern Catholics and Northern Protestants, the Etymology of “Protestant”, Catholicism vs Protestantism, Luther Rejecting 5 of the 7 Sacriments of the Catholic Church, the Changes Luther Made to Christianity, Luther Becoming Married, Luther and German Nun Katherine von Bora Breaking Away From Catholic Tradition to Raise a Family, Luther’s View of Marriage, Luther’s Writings of Secular Pleasures, God, and the Natural World, the Negative Personality Traits of Luther, Luther Advocating for the Education of Children, the Reason Luther Wrote Multiple Hymns, One of Luther’s Best Received Hymnal Works, the Period When Luther Wrote the A Mighty Fortress Hymn, Luthers View of Music, the Death of Luther, the Funeral Procession of Luther, Luther Helping to Create Change Within Western Society Until the Beginning of the 20th Century, Luther Unknowingly Helping to Promote Secular Life, Luther Helping to Launch an Explosion of Scientific Inquiry and Free Market Capitalism Across Europe, the Development of Modern Democracy Via Secular Society, and the Greatest Separation of Church and State Since the Development of Christianity

When the Ancient Roman Empire fell around 500 A.D., it created a power vacuum in Europe which left Europe in relative poverty and stagnation for 10 centuries, a time now referred to as the “Middle Ages”. During this time the Roman Catholic Church held Europe together providing stability and uniting a fractured continent, offering continuity and comfort during a troubled period. Echoes of Ancient Rome however echoed within the Catholic Church despite the fall of the empire. Roman senators became ...

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