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What is the result of Luther posting his Ninety-Five Theses at Wittenberg?

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faccento6662 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 19, 2009 at 9:47 PM via web

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What is the result of Luther posting his Ninety-Five Theses at Wittenberg?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 19, 2009 at 10:23 PM (Answer #1)

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The major immediate result of Martin Luther's posting of his 95 Theses in 1517 was what is now known as the Protestant Reformation.  During the Reformation, the Catholic Church (which was then the only Christian Church in the West) split.  By 1530, a Lutheran Church would emerge that was formally separate from the Catholic Church.

A more far-reaching result of Luther's posting (and of the Reformation itself) was the wave of religious wars that convulsed Europe as Catholic and Protestant countries fought one another, at least partly for religious reasons).  A famous example of this was the attempted invasion of England (Protestant) by the Armada of Catholic Spain.

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