The Corruption of the Church
When? and Why?
- Fourteenth Century
- Societies,Politics,Economy,Arts and the Church Changed
- based on Scientific discoveries
The "rottenness" of the Roman Catholic Church was at the heart of Martin Luther’s attack on it in 1517 when he wrote the "95 thesis" thus sparking off the German Reformation.
In 1500 the Roman Catholic Church was all powerful in western Europe there was no legal alternative.
- The Catholic Church did not tolerate any deviance from its teachings as any appearance of ‘going soft’ might have been interpreted as a sign of weakness which would be exploited.