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Martin Luther

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Chloe Gallimore

on 21 October 2014

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Transcript of Martin Luther

" Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason- I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other- my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen"
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One of the main issues: the selling of Indulgences
•According to the Medieval Catholic Church an individual had to find a way to pay for, or repent of sins committed
•An indulgence was a way to free a soul from Purgatory, where a soul is punished until sins have been paid for
•The Catholic Church offered a way to avoid this punishment –a payment could be made for an “indulgence” which pay for some or all of the time a soul would have spent in Purgatory
•Indulgences could be purchased for oneself, or for dead loved ones

The Catholic Church began to depend on the sale of indulgences for revenue
•Some people were sold indulgences in the promise that they could “pre-pay” for sins that they had not yet committed

“So soon as coin in coffer rings, the soul from Purgatory springs.
-attributed to Johann Tetzel, a seller of indulgences
Different ways of practicing "true" Christianity (branches of Christianity after the Reformation):
- Catholicism
- Lutheranism
- Calvinism
- Anabaptism


Who is at the head of the creation of this group? (For example, Martin Luther) Why did he create this group, what are his beliefs?

What did the members of this group feel were the characteristics of a true Christian society? How should people behave?

What role did the members of this group think the common person had in relation to the teaching and reading of the Bible?

How did the members of this group feel about religious art, images and architecture?

How would a member of this group view the Pope as a religious figure?

Include at least four beliefs/ practices that the members would consider fundamental.
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Complete presentation, covers all aspects (at least 5 minutes).
Contains pictures. Can contain videos (make sure videos are not the totality of your presentation.
Include one quote, if possible, from a primary source.
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