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Unformatted text preview: Tom Marler HIST 101 Essay #3 05/10/2009 The Catholic Church’s justification on religious beliefs and the Pope’s misuse of power were some of the corruption Martin Luther saw in the church. Clergy members were commissioned by the Pope to preach the clever con of indulgences to their followers to fund their aristocratic lifestyle. This was the basis for Martin Luther to write his ninety-five theses about the corruption of the Catholic Church Martin Luther’s main argument was the fact that the church was gaining wealth though the selling of indulgences. Catholic Leaders were offering indulgences for viewing religious relics and sending clergy members to explain the benefits of making “charitable donations”. Their justification of the indulgences came from the religious crusades when Pope Urban II relieved the crusaders of their sins because they fought the religious war to get the holy land back. the crusaders of their sins because they fought the religious war to get the holy land back....
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2010 for the course HIST hist 101 taught by Professor Guyadams during the Spring '10 term at Columbia College.
- Spring '10
- Martin Luther