Write a paper dealing with the contributions made to the humanist tradition from a reformist perspective, by focusing on Erasmus’s and Martin Luther’s severe critiques of the abuses indulged and practiced by the Roman Catholic church in Europe.
1) Begin by describing the abuses that were being practiced by the Roman Catholic church at the time.
2)What were thise abuses that were particularly singled out by Erasmus and Martin Luther? Do some research here and present exact historical material from your sources.
3) Focus on each man’s critique seperatley. What important “invention” does Erasmus use in pointing out the Church’s abuses? What dramatic “strategies” does Luther eploy in defying the Church’s wrong practices?
4) How were both men’s efforts receive by the church philosophy they were attacking and by the common people who were being addressed as well.