Outline, HIST 104, Class 1, Martin Luther and the Reformation, Thurs Aug 25, 2011

Outline, HIST 104, Class 1, Martin Luther and the Reformation, Thurs Aug 25, 2011

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History of the Modern World 104-1 Prof. Foray Thursday, August 25, 2011 Martin Luther and the Reformation Recap: monarchies, Holy Roman Empire Maps: Europe in 1500, Contemporary Europe For next Thursday: study map of contemporary Europe (today’s Europe) I. The life and reforms of Martin Luther (born 1483, dies 1546) A. Background: how, and why, does he come to criticize the church? 1. Becomes priest in 1507; goes to Rome in 1510, as seen in video clip from Luther (2003) B. His issues with the Church: charges against both the local church and the Pope 1. Main issues: indulgences and corruption 2. Other problems: pluralism; absenteeism; general corruption; uneducated clergy; focus on works and church itself, not faith and relationship with God C. October 31, 1517: “Ninety-Five Theses on the Power of Indulgences” D. Luther was excommunicated by Pope Leo X in 1520, and then “banned” by Charles V in 1521, in front of the Diet of Worms 1. Is protected by Frederick III of Saxony E. Throughout 1520s and 1530s, Luther developed tenets of what become known as
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Outline, HIST 104, Class 1, Martin Luther and the Reformation, Thurs Aug 25, 2011

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