Pharaoh Akhenaten and Martin Luther Comparison Essay by Scholar13

Pharaoh Akhenaten and Martin Luther
Compares the religious positions/doctrines/innovations of Pharaoh Akhenaten of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, with those of the Protestant reformer, Martin Luther.
# 46308 | 2,597 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 29, 2003 in History (European) , History (Leaders) , History (Religion)

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The introductory paragraph offers a general background of the terms reformation and reformer. A list of several reformers and their reformations are also listed to give the reader a general background of the research paper as it relates to Martin Luther and Pharaoh Akhenaton. The second paragraph explores the position/doctrines/innovation of Pharaoh Akhenaton. Akhenaton is best known as one of the first rulers during his era to engage in monotheism, the act of acknowledging one God. The third paragraph explores the position/doctrines/innovations of one of the most prevalent reformers to ever live, Martin Luther. Numerous historians rightly regard Martin Luther as the founder of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. In the concluding body, the writer presents similarities and differences between Martin Luther and Pharaoh Akhenaton. Subsequently, it concludes the entire research paper with an illustrative conversation between Martin Luther and Pharaoh Akhenaton about their similarities.

From the Paper:

"There have been several reformers in history. Akhenaton, Pharaoh of the 18th Egyptian Dynasty began a reformation concerning his spiritual and religious beliefs. In the biblical period John the Baptist and Jesus led reformations to change the hearts of men. Most prevalent among reformers is Martin Luther; a persistent reformer who revolutionized the Christian church concerning its beliefs and rituals. Lastly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest reformers in American history, led a reformation to increase equality for all mankind. Rebellion against tradition and orthodox perspectives inspired these great reformers to bring about change."

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