The Papal reaction & Imperial election
- Arch Bishop Akbert of Mainz sent ninety five theses to Rome.
- Pope Leo X suspended comdemnation (1518)of Luther to gain support of The Elector Frederick in imperial election.
- Leo commissioned Cardinal Cajetan to woo Frederick and persuade luther to withdraw.
- Luther refused to recant.
- Papal adjudication of the case was suspended when Emperor Maximillian died. (1519) succeeded by Charles.
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- In disputatio at Leipzig(June 1519) Johannes Eck of Inglostadt succeeded in comparing Luther to condemned heretic John Hus.
- consequently Luther's writing were condemned by universities of Cologne and louvais.
- Luther's views were attracting interest across Germany.
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Writing campaign of 1520
Luther sensed growing support and responded by writing:
- `On Good Works`
- `On the papcy at Rome`
- `To the Christian Nobility of the German nation`
- `On the Babylonian captivity of the Church.`
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