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History majors help .. input on christian liberty by martin luther essay help
not intention on discussing religion here just trying to get help for my in class essay test tomorrow ( fucking sucks ) but we have to compare the social contract and christian liberty ...
one of the possible questions we may have to answer tomorrow is : Both authors spend a great deal of time analyzing the concept of sovereign. who is sovereign in "christian liberty" and who is in "the social contract" .. how do the two differ ? who is each sovereign ultimately answerable to ?
i have a pretty good idea on the social contract but am pretty lost on christian liberty ....
any help is appreciated, i don't have it till 330 tomorrow.
Well to be completely honest, I've never read Christian Liberty, but I know Martin Luther's concepts pretty well. If i had to guess, I'd say that G-d is the only sovereign according to him, and after that everyone is equal; priests and preachers being no better than the lowest peasant. His biggest point was that he rejected the Catholic hierarchy and thought that anyone should be able to pray to G-d on their own. Also, he believed that doing good works did nothing to help you get into heaven, but that being devoted to G-d was what did it. At the time the Catholic church allowed you to purchase indulgences, effectively a way to buy a place in heaven. The Pope gave them out as a guarantee of your spot. He also disagreed with the Catholic communion, but that has nothing to do with sovereignty.
That's all I've got, so lemme know if it helps.
Should be pretty unbiased too since I'm Jewish XD
ya that helped a bit, you were right on the whole being good thing, one of the quotes i'll probably use in my essay
"Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works"
Hey you go to IUP? and have Tim Forest? Im in the same boat, I dont know what the hell im doing with this.
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