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    Pope Leo X was the current Pope during Martin Luther’s time. Pope Leo was born in 11th December, 1475. As Leo grew up, him and his brother Pietro was taught by their father in arts who was the ruler of Florence. On the 9th of March, 1513, Leo was ordained as Pope. While Leo was Pope, he knew that he had a lot of power over people and knew that they would listen to everything that he says. So he took his power to his advantage and told everyone to buy Indulgences for your late family members and

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    Some men are just “normal”, not looking for power and wanting to live a normal life. That wasn’t Lorenzo de’ Medici, this was not a man that wanted little from the world, this was the real Don Corleone. He didn’t need to ask, he could just take. He was someone to be feared and even his enemies would not move against him and hope to live and those that did move against them would fail to eliminate him, neither the Pazzi’s or Ferdinand I had the ability to defeat him. He while he was a sort of Stateman

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    In Machiavelli’s The Prince, Machiavelli explains to Lorenzo De Medici that a ruler must have the characteristics of a lion or a fox, and must be willing to break their word when it suits their purpose in order to be effective. I believe that Machiavelli is correct, a leader must be beast-like to be effective, and willing to break their word for the greater good. In the next few paragraphs I will discuss how a Prince must have traits that resemble a lion in order to be effective. Then I will relate

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    Public ritual in Renaissance Florence involved many actors and took many forms.1 Rituals could be civic rituals performed by the citizens of the city, or be primarily concerned with one family or group of people, whilst being displayed and made available to the public.2 Some rituals were popular rituals were anyone could participate. Public rituals had various purposes, the most important ones being reproducing hierarchies which conditioned the organisation of power within the Florentine polity,

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    Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince, is a gift to Lorenzo de Medici, the future prince at the time. Machiavelli spent a very long time compiling information about the decisions rulers have made in the past to determine the best way to rule a kingdom. He took many examples from leaders like King Ferdinand, King Charles VIII, and Emperor Maximilian II. He used these examples to determine how a prince should act and what qualities they should have. According to Machiavelli's The Prince, the qualities a

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    While Machiavelli advises a ruler to be feared by his people in order to best consolidate his power, I argue that the best way to live a political life depends largely on the circumstances: with different situations calling for the prince to employ different characteristics that would be most effective to each circumstance. Machiavelli’s call for vigilance and distrust may be valuable to a prince and the state he governs in some situations, but toxic in other situations, as it hurts the society he

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    or partial remission of sins. Then the church started to sell an indulgence which is a full or partial remission of sin in Germany. Indulgences were by Johann Tetzel(a German priest) under the order of Albert of Hohenzollern (a German Noble) and Pope Leo X to help the funding of building of a newer version of St. Peter’s Basilica. The 95 Theses challenged the Church and created much turmoil during the Protestant Reformation. The 95 Theses was a way to challenge the church and spread a way to better

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    By doing this, he would successfully prevent the peasant uprising in 1525, and render Martin Luther's movement motionless. However, to make this a reality, the Pope would have to regain the trust of the people. Considering that he was not seen as the most responsible with funds, if he were to lift the taxes on the lower class, they would begin to suspect a trap or a scam. To really make them trust him, he would

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    atone for unconfessed sins or sins they have not done enough penance for. The popes emphasized that they had the power to withhold the punishments of an individual. The Roman Catholic Church believed that saints did more good works than necessary to get themselves into heaven. The Roman Catholic Church began to claim that it had a treasury of indulgences which consisted of the merits of Christ and the saints. The pope served as a treasurer and could

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    Martin Luther was a monk. He also was a professor at Wittenberg University. He studied and taught the holy bible to people. He played an important part in the protestant reformation. Martin criticized The Power of Pope and The Extreme Wealth of the Catholic Church. He played an important part because the 95 theses were made. They were a group of questions for going against. People of the catholic church would put their money in a coffer. Coffer was like a money box that was in front of the church

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    truly believed in. 3. The point of view of this film was directed and favored towards Martin Luther and his beliefs. Thus, the film was critical of the role of Luther’s parents, particularly his father, and toward the Roman emperors, as well as the pope and church, who continuously fought against Luther and his beliefs. 4. Based on the documentary, one can infer that the publicized beliefs of Martin Luther unleashed a forever change in western civilization. One can also conclude

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    Religious change was coming .In the 16th century some people were angry. They were angry about how the Roman Catholic Church was running things. Some people voiced their anger, such as John Calvin and Martin Luther. Change did happen in that time period, the event is called the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation started in 1517, when a man by the name of Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the doors of Wittenberg 's all Saints Church. That may be what historians say started

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    salvation turning to the Bible. The 95 theses came about when the church started acting on what the people wanted to here.In the start of this the wealth of the church grew.Meaning if you did something bad and the pope found out about it you had to pay or you was going to hell.The power of the pope was another thing that grew.It was he wanted or nothing. Martin didn 't

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    IV The Protestant Reformation A. Causes of the Reformation Rulers began to compete against the Church 's political power. Judges of the Church demanded that the leaders were dishonest about their money. John Wycliffe and Jan Hus recommended Church reform. People thought Church practices (sale of indulgences) was not allowable. a. John Wycliffe of England and Jan Hus of Bohemia recommended Church reform. b. Europeans were reviewing religious information and also thought about their own opinions

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    over Europe, affected history in a positive way. The author creates her argument by going through the history of the early Basilica of Saint Peter, early Indulgences, subsequent Popes and their use of Indulgences, then the financing of the new Basilica of Saint Peter, and finally the decisive abuse of Indulgences by Pope Leo X, which sparked the Protestant Reformation. The author uses first hand accounts of the history she just described as her evidence, citing many primary sources and journals

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    The reformation is the action or process of the reforming of an institution or practice. “Martin Luther was a German theologian who brought on the Reformation by demanding changes in the Catholic Church” (Martin Luther). “Martin Luther was born in November 10, 1483. His parents were very strict and punished him very well” (Marthin Luther). After his visit home in July 2, 1505 he got caught in a thunderstorm. Martin was a very ordinary, he took his final vows a year later in 1507. By 1515, the supervising

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    Let’s Celebrate! History has been made; July 28th, 1998 is a day in history where, I, Sena Lynn Atkinson was born; sadly, others share the same birthday, but that’s beside the point. To many, the day is not significant, unless you lived during the 1800/1900’s were battles took place left and right, or the invention of the most breathtaking food to ever arrive on a plate, the hamburger; probable wouldn’t at all be significant for anybody. July 28th simply is a day, that’s part of a month, and part

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    Renaissance, the reformers of the Reformation, and the Roman Catholic Church each had their view, and each believed they stood on the word of God in defense of said view of that authority. Much debate occurred, friendships were lost, lives were lost, popes asserted their power, kings pushed back, the world was changing, Protestantism was growing, and people were looking for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The Humanists of the Renaissance did not challenge the truth of Christianity, but instead

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    How the Protestant Reformation Shaped Society     The Protestant Reformation is unarguably an essential part of history. It is one of the main reasons The Roman Catholic Church lost a lot of its power  back in the 16th century. Prior to the Reformation, The Catholic Church was extremely powerful and integrated into the government. Throughout the Middle Ages the church used strategic fear to keep its followers. The more the church grew, the more corrupt it became. However, once the Renaissance came

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    have the rulers on his side. He spread the word by nailing the 95 theses to the church door. The public criticism also started the Protestant Reformation. It was written in Latin so only the church leaders could read it. It criticized the power of the pope and the wealth of the Church. What really sent red flags in the air for the Catholic priests were when Martin Luther said that indulgences had no power to get rid of sin and get people less time in purgatory. Martin Luther also kind of scared people

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