Discuss the Reformation. Analyze its effects on Western Civilization.

The Reformation started during the sixteenth century. The reformation was a religious movement that took place in Western Europe. It was between the Catholics and the Protestants. The reformation began with Marin Luther (1483-1546) a German priest who was well respected by his people. In 1510 Luther traveled to Rome and became distressed by the corruption of the religion, he did not understand how God can issue commands man can not obey. Luther then read the bible to his understanding and saw a passage that read “the just shall live by faith”.   Luther discovered ‘Justification by Faith Alone”, meaning God’s justice does not depend on “good works” and religious ceremonies but humans are saved by grace alone.
The Protestant reformation began when Luther offered his university colleagues a list of ninety five theses against the Catholic indulgence doctrine. After the Luther’s theses was translated and got hold to the pope, Luther was charged with heresy, so he no choice but to separate from the church. He went against most of the churches teaching; including arguing that ministers can marry, so in 1525 he got married.
In 1520 Luther’s made a pamphlet stating his three theological premises:
Justification by faith alone
The primacy of scripture which is the literal meaning of scriptures is first rather than church traditions
The priesthood of all believers which means that all Christians are spiritually equal before God.
Luther’s pamphlets became published and sold more than a thousand copies. Luther had many supporters. Luther was not killed because people were ready to listen. In 1520 Luther had a fair trail in the city of worms where he goes in front of a group of Princes of the Holy Roman Empire. Prince Charles V tell Luther to take back everything he has said about the religion, when Luther denies, Charles proclaimed Luther an outlaw. Luther goes into hiding for a year, while in hiding;...