Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

When Luther pronounced that "man could be saved by faith alone" what did he challenge?


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  • 1 decade ago
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    This challenged the idea that a person could only be forgiven by the Church. Only through the process of Confession to an ordained priest could a person achieve forgiveness and salvation. Luther essentially removed the middleman, and gave forgiveness back to God.

  • 1 decade ago

    he challenged the catholic church because that was the official religion of europe at that time.

    The catholic church stressed taht one is saved through

    obedience to the church, good works, and some faith

    back then since the church said people needed a priest, luther challenged

    that one could be his/her own priest.

    People no longer needed to rely on the church or do good works to go to heaven anymore.

    Source(s): Ap Euro (what I remember at least)
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