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What were some major points in Luther's 95 Theses?

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Martin Luther’s Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, otherwise known as his 95 Theses, was driven overwhelmingly by the scale of moral and political corruption that he perceived as having subsumed the Catholic Church. Luther was a reformer and, in a sense, a revolutionary, and would be subjected to judicial proceedings, the consequences of which could have been fatal. His defiance of the Church, however, was a product of the perversion of religious practices that were undermining the integrity of an institution presumably dedicated to a much higher order than that occupied by mere mortals. It was those mortals, however, that Luther sought to hold accountable by the drafting of the 95 Theses . The Theses are a logical and progressive series of statements on the nature and practice of Christianity. At their core, as noted, is Luther’s concern about corruption, especially the practice...

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