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Sir Thomas More was an Englishman who lived from 1478-1535 During that time period he was a well revered and respected man a chancellor of England who served under Henry VIII He his most known for two acts the writing of his book Utopia and for dying for what he believed in More was also a Christian Humanist many of which now view him as a martyr of their cause Based historical facts and actions he took More can be considered more of a rather modern man than a medieval man Luthers ideas and reforms on Christianity were in direct conflict with the Catholic Church These ideas reforms and thoughts on faith was the spark plug that started the Protestant Reformation Luther began his career as an Augustinian Monk in the Roman Catholic Church Consequently Luther was initially loyal to the papacy and even after many theological conflicts he attempted to bring about his reconciliation with the Church But this didnt last long because Luther waged battle with the papacy Luther was to become a theologian This is where he wrote the Ninety-Five Theses It is usually considered to be the original document of the Reformation Basically this document exposed all the wrongs of the Catholic Church from indulgences to immoral behavior of priests When Thomas More wrote his book its name showed people how he felt on the subject He called it Utopia which means literally nowhere Why would More write a book on an ideal civilization and call it nowhere Most scholars believe that he was trying to show the people of his time how far they were from an ideal society and at the same time implying the hopelessness of the human race to ever achieve a Utopia He deemed it A good place which is no place Mores book dealt widely on the faults of mankind and almost nothing
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