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At the beginning of the sixteenth century the church was rapidly losing respect due to thecorruption and simony within the church. However when Johann Tetzel began to sellindulgences, many felt that the church had reached an all time low. In response to this sale ofindulgences, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses and thereby sparking a religious reformationmovement that would spread throughout Europe. Martin Luther was a monk in the Holy RomanEmpire. Luther had paved the way to question the church which eventually led to the ProtestantReformation. His views on Christianity appealed to many people, but they were a threat to theRoman Catholic Church, thus causing much commotion throughout the countryside. WesternEurope went through a series of religious, social, and political changes during the sixteenth-century.Initially, Luther felt that Christian belief must be based on the word of God, tradition, and
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