Martin Luther: Saint - Martin Luther is a saint because he even contested the most powerful man in the world, the Pope. Luther openly shared his own thoughts on the extreme corruption of the church. The corrupt Pope knew that Luther was right so he decided to excommunicate Luther to try and suppress Luther. He decided to portray Luther as a heretic too. Luther is a saint because he knew that he would get himself into trouble, but he did it anyway because he knew it was the right thing to do for change to happen. This image is of an excommunication letter to give an idea of what the Pope issued to Luther.
A Letter of Excommunication
Martin Luther: Saint - Martin Luther was responsible for creating many different types of religions that all were protesting the current Catholic Church. This is a good thing because it allowed for the more people to speak out against the powerful, controlling Catholic Church. This helps solve many issues at the time by giving people a voice in new sub-types of Christianity. Overall, Luther's words formed a multitude of Protestant religions speaking out against the religious corruption. This image is a map of the Protestant Reformation to show how divided Europe was.
Protestant Reformation Map