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What is Erasmus famous for writing?

Desiderius Erasmus was one of the leading activists and thinkers of the European Renaissance. His main activity was to write letters to the leading statesmen, humanists, printers, and theologians of the first three and a half decades of the sixteenth century.

Why did Erasmus write in praise of folly?

The Praise of Folly has long been famous as the best-known work of the greatest of the Renaissance humanists, Erasmus of Rotterdam. It was written in 1509 to amuse Thomas More, on whose name its Greek title Moriae Encomium is a pun, as a private allusion to their cooperation in translating Lucian some years earlier.

What was written by Martin Luther in 1517?

Acting on this belief, he wrote the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” also known as “The 95 Theses,” a list of questions and propositions for debate. Popular legend has it that on October 31, 1517 Luther defiantly nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church.

Did Luther actually nailed the 95 theses?

In 1961, Erwin Iserloh, a Catholic Luther researcher, argued that there was no evidence that Luther actually nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door. Indeed, at the 1617 celebration of the Reformation, Luther was depicted as writing the 95 Theses on the church door with a quill.

Why did Martin Luther removed books from the Bible?

He was determined to make the Bible fit his theology, even if that removing books. From the New Testament, he decided to take out Hebrews, James, Jude and Revelation because they didn’t fit his teaching of saved by faith alone without works.

Why did Luther debate Eck?

Eck’s debating skills led to Luther’s open admissions of heresy to avoid being defeated. Luther declared that sola scriptura (scripture alone) was the basis of Christian belief and that the Pope had no power as he was not mentioned in the Bible.

Who did Luther debate with?

Andreas Karlstadt

When was Luther excommunicated?

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Is Luther still excommunicated?

Luther died in 1546 with Pope Leo X’s excommunication still in effect.

Where was Luther excommunicated?

In January 1521, the Pope Leo X excommunicated Luther. He was then summoned to appear at the Diet of Worms, an assembly of the Holy Roman Empire. He refused to recant and Emperor Charles V declared him an outlaw and a heretic. Luther went into hiding at Wartburg Castle.

What did the pope do about Martin Luther?

In 1520, Leo issued the papal bull Exsurge Domine demanding Luther retract 41 of his 95 theses, and after Luther’s refusal, excommunicated him. Some historians believe that Leo never really took Luther’s movement or his followers seriously, even until the time of his death in 1521.

How did the church respond to Martin Luther?

When Luther refused to retract his position, his theses were deemed heretical, he was excommunicated, and, after the Diet of Worms, support of Luther was prohibited. The Church was forced to show tolerance to Lutheranism after the Peasants War.