Martin Luther: Bad Ass? Comparison Essay

Martin Luther: Bad Ass?
This paper analyzes Martin Luther's role in Western Civilization, comparing his achievements with other influential historical figures such as Alexander the Great, Jesus, Muhammad and Magellan.
# 6834 | 1,460 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2003 in History (European) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper looks at five significant historical figures (Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Jesus, Muhammad, and Magellan) and compares their accomplishments and influence to those of Martin Luther. The paper's thesis question is: Was Martin Luther a bad ass? This question is answered on a historical basis as his actions and achievements are categorized and compared with the five individuals listed above. It also looks at Luther's achievement in 21st Century frame of mind. It focuses on his last influence in all aspects of modern life.

From the Paper:

"Carter Lindberg states in his book The European Reformations, "An initial move to control the complicated and multifaceted reality of the Reformation is to define the terms used for it and the era it covers." In order to secure Luther in the annuals of history as a "bad ass," one must not only clarify the characteristics of that title, but also view his accomplishments in a 21st Century frame of reference. First, it should be determined which historical figures might fall into the category of being labeled a "bad ass." At this point, the common characteristics of a historical "bad ass" will become evident. Second, after determining these characteristics, they then must be applied to Luther and the result will be forthcoming."

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