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"When the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs." Johann or John Tetzel, a Dominican friar, was Pope Leo's master salesman. Tetzel traveled from village to village with a brass-bound chest, a bag of printed receipts and an enormous cross draped with the papal banner. His entrance into the town square, with the papal bull announcing the indulgence on a velvet cushion, was heralded with bells, candles, flags and relics. Staging his show in the nave of the local church, Tetzel would announce, 'I have here the passports to lead the human soul to the celestial joys of paradise. The Holy Father [the Pope] has the power in heaven and earth to forgive sin, and if he forgives it, God must do so also'. The cost of the indulgence, Tetzel was quick to point out, was cheap when the alternatives were taken into account. Among the demons and tempests in the medieval world, the indulgence, no matter the price, offered a glimpse of light in a world of darkness. In Germany, Tetzel exceeded his quota, as he always did. Indulgences were most popular among the peasants, yet it also hit them the hardest; they had the least money to spare. Tetzel's indulgence-selling campaign led Martin Luther to act on the frustrations that were consuming his thoughts. When Luther posted his 'Ninety-Five Theses', the sales of indulgences dropped considerably.

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Why did john tetzel sell the indulgences?

To pay for the building of St. Peter's Basilica

In which year did Luther first see Tetzel selling indulgences?

It was John Tetzel who first created the indulgences. It happened in 1517. Luther had gotten mad at him and this affected and changed the church a lot. yw ;]

Who was the Pope who sold indulgences?

John Tetzel was a monk who sold indulgences for Pope Leo X.

What is the birth name of Joan Tetzel?

Joan Tetzel's birth name is Tetzel, Joan Margaret.

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When did Joan Tetzel die?

Joan Tetzel died on October 31, 1977, in Sussex, England, UK of cancer.

When was Joan Tetzel born?

Joan Tetzel was born on June 21, 1921, in New York City, New York, USA.

Who was john tetzel and what did he do to anger Luther?

Johann Tetzel was a German, a Dominican priest who went about preaching about indulgences. He angered Luther by claiming seriously more than the Roman Catholic Church actually taught about indulgences, almost to the point of saying people could buy their way into Heaven.

What action by Johann tetzel upset Luther and led to the ninety five these?

The fact that Johann tetzel sold indulgences upset Luther because he thought they were dumb

What did Luther do to tetzel and the catholic church?

Big pun

What major contribution did Johann tetzel make to the Renaissance?

What major contribution did Johann tetzel make to the renaissance? whoever wrote the answer for this was not thinking....they need to find the right answer and put it on here~!!!!!!!

What rationale does tetzel give for obtaining indulgences?

He says that they can bring you to hell

Which monk raised money for the Church by selling indulgences?

A monk that raised money for the church by selling indulgences is John Tetzel. It is believed that his action inspired Martin Luther to write the Ninety-Five Theses.

What does John Tetzel mean when he says as soon as the coin in the coffer rings the soul from purgatory springs?

it means every time someone puts a coin in the coffer of the church someone in purgatory is released to heaven.

One invention in particular helped the spread of ideas during the reformation?

Johann Tetzel

Who was sent to wittenberg to sell letters of indulgnets in the reformation?

Johann Tetzel. (The Dominican Friar)

What was the name of the monk who sold the special indulgence for st peters church?

Johaan Tetzel

Who was Johannes tetzel?

He was a person that could be held responsible for the Protestant Reformation because he was selling indulgences.

Who was the person sent to wittenberg to sell letters of indulgences?

The Dominican Friar Johann Tetzel.

Who was sent to wittenberg to sell letters if indulgence?

John Tetzel was hired by Albert of Mainz to sell indulgences in order to pay his debt to the Fugger bank (Albert of Mainz borrowed money from the bank to buy another position (simony) ; approved by Pope Leo X).

What has the author Fulano written?

Fulano. has written: 'Romish indulgences of to-day, or Is Tetzel dead?' -- subject(s): Accessible book, Indulgences

What was happening in the church that prompted Martin Luther to write it the 95 theses?

Martin Luther was against the selling of indulgences. At that time John Tetzel was sent by the Pope to Germany to raise money for the renovation of St. Peter's Basilica. In order to raise this money they sold pardons for ones sins. That is why he wrote 95 theses.

What was the church's initial reaction to Luther's 95 theses?

The church rejected the 95 thesis and had no initial reaction intill later when Tetzel threatened to burn Luther at the stake.

What action by Johann Tetzel upset Martin Luther and led to the 95 Thesis?

His selling of indulgences which promised that they would get you out of hell "for a few easy payments of 19.99". Tetzel was then pocketing this money and getting rich while people thought they could do what ever they wanted if they were rich because they could jut keep paying for more indulgences. Martin Luther didn't even want there to be a pope but instead thought that people should interpret the bible for them self's.

Which famous people lived during the renaissance period?

Inventors- Galileo (inventor of the telescope) Johannes Gutenberg (inventor of the movable printing press) Painters- Leonardo Da Vinci Raphael Michaelangelo Donatello Brunelleschi Caravaggio And Shakespeare (William Shakespeare) is the only Director I can think of Religion Martin Luther(Protestant-Lutheran) Pope Leo X(Roman Catholic Pope) John Tetzel(Roman Catholic indulgence seller) John Calvin(Protestant-Calvanism)

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