Luther doesnt blame the peasants for feeling this way

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splendor and pride, until the poor common folk can bear it no longer.” Luther doesn’t blame the peasants for feeling this way. German nobles exploit their people to the extent where it’s unbearable, which is wrong. However, he still supported the Germanprinces in ending the revolt since society would be in shambles if there were no peasants. Another effect of Luther is that he also criticized the Jewish community. At first, he thought that of all people, the Jews would support his protests since they rejected the Church and were first to see the wrongdoings of the Church. The Jews ignored Martin Luther when he sent them a letter, asking them to convert. They were not interested in becoming Protestant. Ironically, Luther did not take criticism well. “In truth, the Jews, being foreigners, should possess nothing, and what they do possess should be ours. For they do not work, and we do not give them presents. Nonetheless, they keep our money and our goods and have become our masters in our own country and in their Dispersion.” (Document 7) Luther says all of these accusations because the Jewish were in charge of banks and that’s where he attacked. Luther’s actions contributed to World War II. This is because some of his words from The Jews and Their Lies written in 1543 were quoted in a Nazi propaganda. The hatred for Jews began with Luther and over the centuries, the flame was never extinguished, rather,
suppressed until it could not be held back no longer. This is also why the hatred for Jews infatuated in Germany, since it began there. All in all, the Protestant Reformation of 1517 was a key factor in the reformed Church we see today. Sparked by Martin Luther, it exists because of the wrongdoings of the Roman Catholic Church. They’ve deceived and toyed with their people in orderto gain wealth and influence. That’s simply corruption and after a hard fought battle, people were able to break free from the Church. They were able to regain their faith with the help of the Bible translated in the vernacular. Catholics were able to follow their own religion in the way they interpreted it themselves.

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