Martin Luther's 96 Theses: Chapter Analysis

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The rise in literacy certainly helped to develop religious ideas especially with Martin Luther’s 96 Theses in Chapter 14 of the textbook. While reform was usually few and far between in the religious institutions, the 95 theses inspired great reform in the Catholic Church. Reacting to what he believed to be rampant corruption in the church, Luther decided to write up the 95 Thesis that would spark the Protestant Reformation. These were written in Latin and provided talking points about indulgences of the Catholic Church and more specifically that salvation could not be bought or sold and that there had to be limits to the authority of the pope. As these ideas spread throughout Germany, citizens took up these ideas and sparked what would be
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