The Bible
95 Theses
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This picture depicts a page in the Biblia Latina or Bible. This was the first completed bible that was printed at this time. A man named Johannes Gutenberg was the first to do this between 1454 and 1455 that was using movable type. The item that made it all possible was the printing press which facilitated the dissemination of knowledge. Now the exchange of ideas was quicker and much cheaper. Because of the printing press by 1500, more than 20 million volumes had been printed.

This was a big economic impact because now more people could afford to buy books. Also more people could get jobs because they were now had printing shops because of the high demand for books. This was also somewhat of a social impact because now people were getting an education so they could work at more jobs that you had to know how to read and write.
This picture shows a document that was made during the Renaissance named Martin Luther. He was a very famous Catholic priest during the Renaissance and a very big reformer after doing these Ninety-Five Theses. He posted these 95 theses or criticisms against the Roman Catholic Church. He posted this list on the door of the Wittenburg church in Germany on October 31, 1517. Some people knew of him as a reformer even before he posted his Ninety-Five Theses. This began the idea of a protestant religion and the subsequent Reformation. After originally writing it in Latin it was translated into all the major European languages and distributed throughout Europe.

This had a major social impact because he was one of the first couple of people to stand up to the "all-powerful" Roman Catholic Church. This changed many peoples lives thinking that if one person could do it then anyone could which sparked the idea of this protestant religion that some started to support and follow but others didn't. Also this big Reformation that changed the Roman Catholic Church forever.