Protestant Reformation


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  • good idea to increase fees for services and sell indulgences!
  • If people keep buying indulgences at this rate we will live lavish lives forever!!
  • I would like to buy an indulgence
  • Donate Money to help rebuild our church and I'll give you indulgences !
  • I Will donate money!
  • You guys are taking this way too far i need to do something about this! I denounce the use of indulgences!
  • The 95 theses
  • Hopefully this will change the way Christians view the church
  • Pope's discuss how they are going to make money to finance their projects and lives.
  • I will not recant my writings!! People need to know the truth.
  • I had called you to this diet to give up your beliefs but since you refuse I now declare you an outlaw!
  • Johann Tetzel was offering indulgences to any Christian who donated money for rebuilding the Cathedral church in Rome which was the last straw for Martin Luther.
  • Serfdom needs to come to an end!
  • Violence is not the way to protest we must do it with respect and social order!
  • We demand changes in our harsh lives!!
  • Martin Luther we need your support for social & economic change!
  • Martin Luther wrote the 95 theses stating that indulgences had no basis in the Bible and that salvation is reached only through faith. He then posted it on the door of Wittenberg's All Saints Church.
  • Finally there is peace in the lands!
  • The Northern German states will follow Lutheranism
  • Charles V summoned Luther to a day of meeting at the city of worms where he refused to give up his beliefs and was declared an outlaw but at the same time gained followers that accepted his teachings.
  • The printing presses spread Luther's teachings throughout Germany and Scandinavia and by 1530 Lutherans called themselves "protestants". In 1524 a Peasants revolt erupted across Germany.
  • After a number of wars The Peace of Augsburg was signed in 1555 which allowed each prince to decide what religion (Catholic or Lutheran) would be followed in their lands.
  • The Southern German States will remain Catholic
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