Timeline of the German Reformation 1517-1555

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The German Reformation:
Throughout 1517 Tetzel is selling indulgences in territories of Albert of Mainz which
prompts Luther's 95 Theses
31st October 1517 Martin Luther published the Ninety-Five Theses attacking
October 1518 Luther was summoned to Augsburg for a meeting with Cardinal
Cajetan, and asked to recant his writings.
July 1519 The Leipzig Debate took place between Eck and Luther. Luther
forced to admit that he was a heretic. This led to Luther
developing theory of scripture alone (Sola scriptura) and faith
alone (Sola fide).
15 June 1520 Pope Leo x issues the Papal Bull, Exurge Domine threatening to
excommunicate Luther in 60 days if he does not recant
August 1520 Luther writes pamphlet `Address to the Christian Nobility' in which
confirms that secular authority is more important than religious
and calls for secular princes -- in particular Charles V -- to reform
abuses within the church
October 1520 Pamphlet 2: `On the Babylonian Captiity of the Church' Luther
claims that the Church holdsits followers in a "babylonian-ish"
November 1520 Pamphlet 3: ` Liberty of the Christian Man'. Speaks of Luther's
views on free will.
December 1520 Luther publically burns the papal bull in Wittenburg
April 1521 Luther asked to attend the Diet of Worms, which he does once
he has been given the promise of a safe passage. He confirms that
yes, he had wrote the works, and no, he would not recant, unless
he is proved by scripture or plain reason that he were in the
May 1521 Luther returns to Wittenberg. Charles issues the Edict of Worms,
making Luther an outlaw and a heretic, forbidding people from
giving him aid or asylum. On his way home, Luther is "captured" by
Frederick the Wise in order to prevent him being captured or killed
by Catholics. He is "imprisoned" in Wartburg Castle for 9 months.

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Luther returns to Wittenberg to take charge of the reformation
with his newly published New Testament in German.
1530 The Diet of Augsburg. Charles V wants to find common ground
between the Lutherans and the Catholics. Luther refuses to go.
Melanchthon represents Lutheranism's belief instead. He writes
up 28 Articles stating the Lutheran beliefs, showing similarities and
hiding contradictions. Emperor declares that he would enforce the
Edict of Worms and gives the Lutherans six months to return to
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May 15th 1525 The joint troops of Philip of Hesse and George Duke of Clarence
defeat the Anabaptist leader of the Peasants war, Thomas
Müntzer who is tortured then executed following his defeat.
June 1525 Luther marries Katherina von Bora with whom he has six children.
The Elector of Saxony, Frederick the Wise dies, his brother John
(who became Lutheran in 1527) takes his place as Elector of
1526 Philip of Hesse is converted to Lutheranism.…read more

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October 1529 In the Marburg Colloquy Ulrich Zwingli argues with Martin Luther
about the Eucharist, aside from this matter their views are largely
June 25th 1530 The Diet of the Empire is held in Augsburg (commonly referred to
as the Diet of Augsburg).…read more

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It was the first significant step in the process of the
legitimisation of Protestantism as a valid alternative to
August 1552 The Peace of Passau is a precursor of the Peace of Augsburg in
which the implementation of the Augsburg Interim is cancelled
and the Protestant princes are taken prisoner. During the
Schmalkaldic war (John of Saxony and Philip of Hesse) are released.…read more


Gracefield Jones

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