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A man named ____ began to question the Catholic religion.  Options below.He did not...

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homer-simpson | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 5, 2012 at 5:22 AM via web

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A man named ____ began to question the Catholic religion.  Options below.

He did not believe people needed to pay their way into heaven.

The Choices Are:

A) Peter Paul Rubens
B) Martin Luther King
C) Robert Windham
D) Martin Luther

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 5, 2012 at 5:33 AM (Answer #1)

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Of these options, the correct answer to this question is D.  The man who is most connected to the idea of questioning the Catholic Church was Martin Luther.

Martin Luther was not by any means the first person to question the Catholic Church or its selling of indulgences (which is where the idea of people paying "their way into heaven comes from).  However, his doubts about the Church arose at a time and place in which those doubts could be heard by many and could be supported by at least some people in political power.  This is why Luther's ideas (unlike those of previous dissenters) led to a split in the Church.

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praveenm | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted March 5, 2012 at 7:16 PM (Answer #2)

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The correct answer is martin luther.

First, Martin Luther was the person who started the Protestant Reformation. To be sure, there were people before him who protested against Catholic practices, but in the end, he was the person that put things in motion. The story of Protestantism since Luther has really changed the world.

Second, from a sociological point of view, there is an explosion in religion in our world, whether we know it or not. For example, in Brazil alone there are over 50,000,000 protestants. South Korea is a protestant nation and it continues to grow in its economy (like Brazil). Even China now boasts of over 100,000,000 protestants, not to mention America and its growth in protestantism as well. From this perspective, we can say that Martin Luther is sort of a father figure.

Finally, Luther translated the Bible into German from Latin. This move to the vernacular made way for the Bible to be translated into other language as well, which made a huge impact.

In the end, one of the greatest issues our world will have to face is a religious issue.

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