'Printing is the ultimate gift of God and the greatest one'/

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‘Printing is the ultimate gift of God and the greatest one’. Who said this? How did print help to promote Protestant Reformation?
Ans. Martin Luther said that the printing is the ultimate gift of God and the greatest one. Martin Luther was highly critical of the excesses of the Roman Catholic Church.
He wanted people to know about these excesses. In 1517, he wrote a book titled ‘Ninety Five Theses’. In this book, he criticised many of the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church. It challenged the Church to debate his ideas. His writings were reproduced in large numbers and read widely. This brought about a division within the Church and ultimately the Protestant Reformation began.