Plague and the Protestant Reformation H213 notes, 13 October 2011 Overview • Martin Luther, brief biography and how plague impacted his life story • Brief summary of Luther's theology and his views of a Christian's responsibilities during plagues (letter of 1527) • Thomas Platter's life story: how plague impacted his life. Platter was an influential printer who converted to Protestantism • Overview features of Protestant theology o general differences with the Catholic Church and Catholic Christians o how the theological principles related to choices about plague controls Luther: biographical overview • Protestant: a monk who in 1517 broke away from the Church in Rome; led an increasingly large group of followers to protest many Catholic Church practices as inconsistent with his view of an original version of Christianity o Luther created a new Christian theology -- “Justification by Faith Alone” at the core o Reformation unleashed violent religious wars religion for the sake of
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST-H 213 taught by Professor Charmichael during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.