13517361 NINETY-FIVE THESES

13517361 NINETY-FIVE THESES - Ninety Five Theses Running...

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Ninety Five Theses 1 Running head: NINETY FIVE THESES Ninety Five Theses [Author’s Name] [Institution’s Name]
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Ninety Five Theses 2 Ninety Five Theses If anyone remembers anything about Martin Luther, it is likely to be the fact that, in protest against a papal indulgence being hawked around Germany by the salesman friar Johann Tetzel, he nailed 95 Theses to the door of a church - the Castle Church in Wittenberg, in the German principality of Saxony - and thereby precipitated the Reformation. Indeed in all biographies of him the central importance of Luther's 95 Theses (to give them their full title, the 'Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of indulgences') has been recognised from the beginning. First in the field was Luther's leading Reformation partner and academic colleague as professor of Greek at Luther's University of Wittenberg, Philip Melanchthon. It was Melanchthon who first assembled as a literary record what we may term the drama of the Theses. It main ingredients were: Luther the lover of truth versus Tetzel, a father of lies; the nailing of
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course MBA_W MBA-147822 taught by Professor Anne during the Spring '09 term at Windsor.

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