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history meme. ten moments: Martin Luther posts ‘The Ninety-Five Theses’ on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg.
15 OCTOBER 1517. Officially entitled The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, this document is widely considered to be the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. It criticized the abuse of power by the clergy and the sale of indulgences, arguing that it was a violation of the original intention of confession and penance, and that Christians were being falsely told that they could find absolution through the purchase thus making the act of absolution a financial transaction rather than a spiritual one. (This criticism was prompted by the indulgence imposed by Pope Leo X, the purpose of which was to build St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome.) 

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