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To What Extent Did Luther’s Challenge To The Catholic Church Change In The Years 1517 1521?

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To What extent did Luther’s challenge to the Catholic Church change in the years 1517-1521?
During the period of 1517-1521, Luther’s challenge and also his views towards the Catholic Church went through a series of changes. In chronological these are the main reasons why I think his evolution in ideas occurred: Luther being threatened by Cardinal Cajetan; Luther being questioned by Eck in Leipzig; His publishing of his 3 books in 1520 and his attendance at the Diet of Worms in 1921.
On the 31st October 1517 Luther’s publishing of the The 95 theses was the backdrop to his challenge to the church and is what got everybody’s attention, in mainly focused in on the selling of indulgences was ...view middle of the document...

Following on from this in his debate with Eck In July 1519, the idea of Sola Scriptura was further mentioned , and made the point that not only the pope was able to interpret the scriptures ; this idea was again picked up on his 2nd book ‘ the babylonish captivity to the church’. I think the main development was that his views were now considered as more radical because he was challenging the pope directly. Although Luther lost the debate to Eck his position was set in stone and gained him a lot of publicity, but he was now considered a heretic which ironically was a label he proud to have gained. Overall his challenge was now more substantial because of his more radical views and his label as a ‘heretic’.
Arguably 1520 was the year with the most development in his challenge toward towards the Catholic Church. The publishing of his three books were the reason behind this. Now his views that had been touched upon in the earlier debates were now for the public to see. I think the most significant of these was the babylonish captivity of the church (the 2nd of the three). In this book he rejected five of the seven sacraments and argued that only Baptism and Eucharist were valid. Within this he also rejected the idea of penance through buying of indulgences and argued that only sola fide would get you to heaven. Another one of the sacraments he rejected was Ordination (the idea only the elitists in society could become priests) , Luther argued anybody could become part of the clergy. Also within this book he directly called Pope Leo X the anti-Christ; in general this book was rejected the Catholic Church and papacy. The first book the address to Christian nobility said it was the Nobility’s, in particular the Prince’s responsibility to take control of religion in their territories. This was a clear...

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