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Martin Luther

Ninety-Five Theses

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1517

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Essay Topics


Who is the target audience for the “Ninety-Five Theses”? In what ways does Luther’s writing address his reader? Discuss three specific examples.


Name one rhetorical technique or method of persuasion that Luther uses. Do you think it is effective? Why or why not?


Think about the “Ninety-Five Theses” as a historical primary source. What do you think that it reveals about the Catholic Church in Martin Luther’s time?