This picture is about Erasmus ( on the right) trying to have everybody pursue in Christianity and criticized people for not caring about christianity and trying to divide the churches. Martin Luther ( on the left) is trying to challenge Erasmus and stop everthing he is doing that people and that Luther did not like of Erasmus, and making his own rules instead of Erasmus rules that people did not like.
I challenge you and I'm going to improve the Church our own way
What were the main reasons for Reformation?
I order all of you to pursue the Christianity mentality.
What were indulgences, and why were they considered bad?
In this scene it is people trying to buy these indulgences so that they won't get punished or harmed from God. The person who is sitting down is trying to sell them to all of these people.
I suggest to buy these indulgences for perhaps no harm in your future
In this scene its about Martin luther trying to debate on these decisions that are coming across that people are unlikely to have. Luther is making a list of his debates especialy about the indulgences that are partly bad and more and putting it on doors.
I do not like these ideas that the church officials are making, so I must write a list of these actions and do something about it.
Why did Luther post the 95 Theses.
Erasmus were trying to criticize the church officials for failing to care for people in the Christian values and also criticized other people such as the reformers for trying to separate the churches. Sources in textbook on page 463
Indulgences was a pardon for a sin. The people would buy it every time so that they would not get punished from God all the time. They are bad because the reformers were enraged that the Church will act as if someone could buy their way into heaven. Sources in textbook on page 463
Luther's ideas led to conflict with the Catholic Church. The conflict began 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany. Church officials were selling indulgences to finance St. Peters Cathedral in Rome. These were ideas that Luther wanted to debate. Luther disapproved and wrote all of his disputes. Sources found in textbook on page 464