Martin LutherI do not agree with this. So I shall write 95 Theses against indulgences and I will nail it to the Church door so that all can see.
Immense support they generated among the people of Germany, were both theological and political. People saw this as away out of having to 'bow to the influence' of Rome
Rome, to try to quell the upheaval, issued a papal bull in June 1520, in which Lutherhad 60 days to recant or face excommunication. In addition, all his books wereto be burnt. When Luther received the bull, he could not in good conscience retract his position.