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In 1500…
	What were the problems with Catholic Church

Selling of Indulgences 

Holy Relics
Great Schism (2 popes in 1300’s)
Overall corruption (clergy living in luxury) 
Pope Julius 2 “warrior Pope”
Popes involved in politics (medicis)
Rigged election of popes


Christian Humanists

Reform the catholic church. Through individual piety comes reform. Erasmus, “The Praise of Folly” 1509

Martin Luther 
Monk, taught theology at university of wittenburg 
						In the duchy of saxony. (in holy roman empire)