The Corruption Of The Catholic Church In 16th Century England

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Then, during the onset of the sixteenth century, the Catholic Church began to fracture as reformers, such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Henry VIII sought to purge the church of corruption. These individuals also gave rise to new religious ideologies, resulting in a more diversified Europe. Martin Luther (1483 – 1454), for example, criticized the sale of indulgences, which, at the time, were believed to lessen penance, in his Ninety-Five Theses. Luther drew attention to the corruption of the church administration. He “advocated a simper personal religion based on faith, a return to the script of the early church, the centrality of the Scriptures in the liturgy and in Christian life, and abolition of elaborate ceremonies.” Luther, along
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