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Unformatted text preview: 95 Thesis on door of Castle Church in Wittenberg 1517 a. officially began the Reformation b. denounced the wealth and corruption of the church (Tetzel) and institution of papacy : The system of church government headed by the pope. c. Preaches that faith leads to salvation; challenges the Catholic belief that only good deeds lead to salvation-In 1520, h e is exco m m unicat ed by King Leo with the Exsurge Domine Charles V (Habsburg)-King of Spain in 1515-Holy Roma n Emperor in 1519-Believed he could finally unite Germ a ny und er the rule of a single family-If h e is succ essful, the Church of Rom e (Catholic Church) will rule Germ a ny, which thre at e n e d Martin Luther a nd his followers-In respons e, Martin Luther calls a m e e ting of all the Germ a n princes called Diet of Worms in 1521...
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