The Reformation in Germany

The Reformation in Germany - 95 Thesis on door of Castle...

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The Reformation in Germany 1/25/11 Corruption in the Church - Selling of indulgenc es - Selling a nd buying of clerical offices a. Albrecht of Brand enburg pays Julius II to b eco m e pope a nd urges Church to sell indulgenc es to raise m on ey b. Tetzel- gre at e st s ales m a n of indulgenc es; s ent to Germ any by the Church to sell indulgenc es to raise m on ey to rebuild St. Peter’s Basilica Martin Luther - Born in 1483 in Saxony to a middle class family - Went to school a nd received his B.A. whe n h e was 22 a nd went on to study law; however, h e d ecided to beco m e a m onk - He e nt ered into a n Augustinian monastery and was also trained to become a priest - He travels to Rom e to repe nt a. Com e s across Paul’s letter to the Romans , which states “The Just Shall Live By Faith”; he feels forgiven and like a born-again Christian - Posts
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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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