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Critical Reflection Page #3 When reading chapter eight about the protestant reformation, I was very intrigued that in the early 16 th century the “idea that there was no spiritual distinction between clergy and laity was a seismic shock to the theological world.” (N226) This idea is completely opposite of our view in the 21 st century. I was surprised to find out that people didn’t always believe this. I always grew up believing that priests where only there to help give us spiritual guidance and that we can pray to God ourselves. One sentence that was very insightful to me was that Martin Luther only “hoped to spark an academic debate that might lead to minor reforms. The thought of causing a rupture in Christendom would have been abhorrent to him in 1517.” (N228) I was surprised to learn that Luther didn’t want to form a new church. I had always thought that Luther wanted to start his own church called the Lutheran Church; it was just his followers who wanted to start it after being inspired by him. This shows that Luther did not believe in to many different things then the Catholic Church because he didn’t want to
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