Compare Erasmus and Luther in their attempts to bring about religious reform. Consider the role of the printing press and the actions of German princes in helping Luther to succeed. Next, identify one (1) example of the Protestant Reformation’s impact on visual arts. Pretend you are in a company or some other group in which you feel there is corruption. (Use a real incident if you wish). You have the option of remaining and working for reform from within, or of leaving and hoping to start or land something new. Describe your decision and the “dangers” of that decision, and describe the factors that you had to consider.
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Comparison between Erasmus and Luther regarding religious reform
During the reformation period, many people wanted Erasmus and Luther to work together. However, this did not take place as the two individuals had different ideals regarding reformation of the church. Having examined the Greek New Testament and the classics, Erasmus was a great scholar. He was infuriated by the actions of the Roman Catholic clergies as he felt that they were abusing their powers. According to him, the church needed reformation in order to prevent leaders from abusing their powers. Luther on the other hand loved the truth in the word …
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