In the film of Luther, explain three conditions that help to influence the Reformation aside from Luther's influences?

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The film Luther is actually an adaptation of a play by John Osborne . Although the play is  more focused on the inner life of Luther than the outward historical circumstances, it does mention many of the actual historical causes of the Reformation. The first were the political issues concerning...

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The film Luther is actually an adaptation of a play by John Osborne. Although the play is  more focused on the inner life of Luther than the outward historical circumstances, it does mention many of the actual historical causes of the Reformation. The first were the political issues concerning local political control over church temporalities, which was an issues of ongoing disagreement between secular lords and the papacy. The second issue was many of the corrupt practices of the Roman Catholic church of the period, including the selling of indulgences. The third issue was a religious impetus to return to a more scriptural form of Christianity, based on individual reading of the Bible in the vernacular by the laity and less clericalism.

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