Luther Key Dates - Exam Notes
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Luther was born as the Son of a wealthy silver miner. Strict upbringing
Luther gains law degree at Erfurt University. Afterwards becomes caught in a thunderstorm and pledges to become a monk if his life was spared
Luther is ordained as a priest but finds little comfort in rituals of the Catholic church. Deeply unsatisfied
Luther is disgusted at the sale of indulgences by Johann Tetzel
Church seeks to terrify Luther into submission when Cardinal Cajetan summons him to Augsburg. Luther refuses to recant
Luther is forced to openly reject any papal claims to authority that are not clearly based in scripture, even if this makes him a heretic like Jan Hus a century before
Charles V is elected Holy Roman Emporer
Pope Leo X excommunicates Luther in the Bull Exsurge Domine. Luther responds publicly by burning it.
Luther Consolidates and publishes his key beliefs: The three Pamphlets - "The adress to the German nobility" "On the babylonian Captivity of the church" "Concerning Christian Liberty"
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