3.1.2011- Martin Luther and Protestant Reformation

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Ingrid Shih REL 1350-29 1 March 2011 Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation Biography Early Life o Germany Pre-Monastery o Domineering father o Law studies Doesn’t follow his father’s wish o Depression; overwhelmed by God’s wrath Picture of God: God was angry at him o Thunderstorm-“St. Anne, help me, I’ll become a monk” Riding on a horse, falls from the horse As he falls, he sees his life flash before his eyes and shouts,” St. Anne…” Monastic Life: 3 Approaches to Salvation o Ordered monastic lifestyle o Self-help Starts going beyond then what is required by the monastic lifestyle Starts fasting as much as he could- he passes out Visits Rome thought that if he went there, God will like that Disappointment o Treasury of merit Developed in medieval era Some of the Saints and Jesus did so much good works, they didn’t need everything they had to get to heaven Extra good deeds falls into a “treasury” If you give some money to the church you can draw the merit from the others Did not work for Luther A just and angry God that I cannot satisfy University of Wittenburg, 1512 o Professor; exegetical lectures
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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