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RELIGION SYLLABUS – YEAR 12 – CHRISTIANITY SIGNIFICANT PERSON, BIOETHICS, POST 1945, ABORIGINAL, ISLAM SIGNIFICANT PERSON, HOW THE HAJJ EXPRESSES BELIEFS OF ISLAM , SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HAJJ FOR BOTH THE INDIVIDUAL AND MUSLIM COMMUNITY, significance of baptism , significance for the individual, community significance , MARTIN LUTHER , RABIA- SIGNIFICANT PERSON- ISLAM

|CHRISTIANITY |MARTIN LUTHER | | |Born 10 November 1483, Germany | |Background |Travelling pastor | | |It was the time that humanism was growing | | |The political situation of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation an important factor | | |Conflict of Emperor Karl V with France during the first decade of the Protestant Reformation| | | | | |Thunderstorm – promised to become a monk if he is saved – became an Augustinian monk | |Career |Importance of his university studies and his time as an Augustinian monk | | |He rebelled against the abuses of the Church and his actions sparked strong reactions | | |Luther hid at the Wartburg Castle on the orders of his Elector, Frederick the Wise | | |Brought to notice the abuse of selling indulgences | | |Translated New Testament into the German language | | |Questioned the excesses of the Church at the time | | |Only accepted the authority of scripture | | |Leader of Protestant Reformation | |Contribution to and impact on |‘Father’ of Protestantism | |Christianity |Belief in the authority of scripture alone. ‘For in the righteousness of God is revealed | | |through faith for faith; as it is written, “The one who is righteous will live by faith” ’ | | |(Rom. 1:17) | | |Questioned the Pope’s and the Church’s authority | | |Said he would be judged by the character of his converts – by fellow Christians and by God | | |on the Day of Judgement | | |Roman authorities attempted to prosecute Luther for preaching an illegal religion | | |Letter denouncing the sale of indulgences on 31 Oct 1517, included his 95 theses | |Action taken by Christian Church |‘Diet of Worms’ (pronounced Vorms): Luther was expected to recant his 95 theses | |against Luther |Luther was banned from the German Empire and declared an outlaw,...
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