StudentShare solutions
Got a tricky question? Receive an answer from students like you! Try us!

Essay example - Lutheranism and Calvinism

Only on StudentShare
High school
Essay
Miscellaneous
Pages 1 (251 words)
Martin Luther (1483-1546) has been one of the most important reformers in the history of reformation in Christianity and he was born into a miner's family in Saxony in central Germany, which was dominated by the father. He was fortunate to receive a good education and decided to become a lawyer…

Extract of sample

Due to his intellectual gifts, Martin Luther was able to pursue studies in the University of Wittenberg and his scholarship, especially in the Bible, helped his progress towards a reformer. In 1517, he was forced to break up with Rome and he dedicated his life to the spreading of reformative ideas.
Although Lutheranism and Calvinism outwardly share several commonalities, they both differ from each other in a significant way. In spite of the fact that both these movements emphasized people's sinfulness, lack of free will, and helplessness, rejected good works as means of salvation, accepted only baptism and communion as sacraments etc, the major ideologies of Calvinism were very different from those of Lutheranism. They differed with regard to the concept of predestination, morality and discipline, church organization, etc. Significantly, Calvinism particularly appealed to certain groups and the people of the cities welcomed both Lutheranism and Calvinism. Calvinism, especially, appealed to the learned men and the literate, and it emphasized sobriety, discipline, and communal responsibility. It was more successful in the areas of southern France.
...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Dutch Revolt
In Middle Ages there were tree independent dukedoms: Gelderland and Brabant, counties of Holland, Zeeland and Flanders, and episcopacy of Utrecht. In 1370 in order to protect own interests the cities of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht as well as the episcopacy of Utrecht established trading-political Hanseatic League. It carried out in practice the intermediation between West, North and East Europe…
10 pages (2510 words)
Reformation in England and Germany
The revolt was gradual process which started during 12th century and was somewhat achieved in the 16th century with the great works of reformers and various sacrifices around the world.…
2 pages (502 words)
Max Weber
(Kilcullen, 1996)…
3 pages (753 words)
Western history.The Catholic church.
The year 1500 belonged to the period found in between the postclassical period commonly called the Middle Ages and the modern era.The term Middle Ages was coined by the Renaissance Florentine poet Francesco Petrarch to describe what he considered a period of cultural stagnation between two eras of cultural brillianceThis period was characterized by the decline of the medieval patterns of culture…
8 pages (2008 words)
Calvinism and Ephesians
It stands for Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace and the Perseverance of the saints. These Five Points were adopted by the Synod of Dordt (or Dordrecht), each point the subject of a chapter or head of the Canons of Dordt. According to the followers of Calvin, the Five Points "set forth clearly the biblical teaching on the sovereignty and particularity of…
15 pages (3765 words)