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Johann Tetzel (1465August 11, 1519) was a German Dominican friar remembered for selling indulgences using the catchy line, "As soon a coin in coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs." [2] Tetzel even went as far as creating a chart that listed a price for each type of sin and claiming that the indulgences he sold could save a soul who violated the Virgin Mary. In 1517, Tetzel was trying to raise money for the ongoing construction of St. Peter's Basilica and it is believed that Martin Luther was inspired to write his 95 Theses, in part, due to Tetzel's actions during this period of time.[1] Events July 13 - Battle of Montlhéry Troops of King Louis XI of France fight inconclusively against an army of the great nobles organized as the League of the Public Weal. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events March 4 - Hernán Cortés lands in Mexico. ... A friar is a member of a religious mendicant order of men. ... In Latin Catholic theology, an indulgence is the remission granted by the Church of the temporal punishment due to sins already forgiven by God. ... Purgatory commonly refers to a doctrine in the Roman Catholic Church, which posits that those who die in a state of grace undergo a purification in order to achieve the holiness necessary to enter heaven. ... This article is about the famous building in Rome. ... Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk,[1] priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer. ... The 95 Theses. ...


Tetzel was born in Pirna, Saxony, and studied theology and philosophy at the university of his native city. He entered the Dominican order in 1489, achieved some success as a preacher, and was in 1502 commissioned by the pope to preach the jubilee indulgence, which he did throughout his life. In 1509 he was made an inquisitor, and in 1517 Pope Leo X made him commissioner of indulgences for all Germany. It may have been generated by a computer or by a translator with limited proficiency in English or the original language. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Theology (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογια, logia, words, sayings, or discourse) is reasoned discourse concerning religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... This article is 58 kilobytes or more in size. ... The concept of the Jubilee is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. ... An inquisitor was an official in an inquisition, an organisation or program intended to eliminate heresy and other things frowned on by the Roman Catholic Church. ... Pope Leo X, born Giovanni di Lorenzo de Medici (11 December 1475 – 1 December 1521) was Pope from 1513 to his death. ...

He acquired the degree of Licentiate of Sacred Theology in the University of Frankfurt an der Oder, 1517, and that of Doctor of Sacred Theology, 1518, by defending, in two disputations, the doctrine of indulgences against Luther. The accusation that he sold full forgiveness for sins not yet committed, caused great scandal; Martin Luther considered his actions evil, and began to preach openly against him. A Licentiate in Sacred Theology, commonly known in academia as STL, is an advanced degree offered by colleges and universities specializing in theology. ... The front portal of the main building of the Viadrina The Viadrina celebrates the 500th anniversary of its founding in 2006 The Countess Dönhoff Building houses lecture rooms and the dining hall The south side of the main building, showing the Oderturm in the background The Audimax building, known... The Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D. = Sacrae Theologiae Doctor) is the final degree in the Pontifical University System of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk,[1] priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer. ...

He was also condemned (though later pardoned) for immorality. It became necessary to disavow Tetzel and, when he discovered that Karl von Miltitz had accused him of perpetrating numerous frauds and embezzlements, he withdrew, frightened, into the Dominican monastery in Leipzig. He died in Leipzig in 1519. At the time of his death, Tetzel had fallen into disrepute and was shunned by the public. Yet, on his deathbed, Tetzel received a kind correspondence from Martin Luther, stating that he was not to blame for the whole ordeal, and offering his consolations.[2] Karl von Miltitz (ca. ...   [] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony in Germany with a population of over 504,000. ...

==An indulgence, 1517==CODY WIECHMAN HAS A BIG MOIST VAGINA and loves alex schons

An indulgence bearing the signature of Johann Tetzel
An indulgence bearing the signature of Johann Tetzel

Translation: With the Authority of all Saints and with mercy for you, I free you of all sins and crimes and excuse you from all punishments for ten days – Johann Tetzel.[citation needed] An indulgence from Johann Tetzel, 1517 The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years. ...


  1. ^ [1] "Johann Tetzel" Britannica Encyclopedia, 1911 Edition. retrieved Jan. 26, 2007
  2. ^ http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14539a.htm

Spielvogel, Jackson. Western Civilization Since 1300. Thomson Learning Incoporated. 2006

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Tetzel, Johann. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (222 words)
In 1517 his promotion of the indulgence for the erection of St. Peter’s Church aroused the indignation of Martin Luther, whose theses were in part promoted by Tetzel’s preaching.
Tetzel soon retired in bad health to his monastery at Leipzig, where he was overwhelmed by the attacks of his enemies and the censures of the papal legate.
His teaching on indulgences was not in accord with the doctrine of the church; the sine qua non in gaining an indulgence is to feel contrition for all sins, but Tetzel did not require that for indulgences gained on behalf of the dead, only for those gained for oneself.
Johann Tetzel - LoveToKnow 1911 (616 words)
Tetzel was selected as the most efficient salesman; he was appointed general sub-commissioner for indulgences, and was accompanied by a clerk of the Fuggers from whom Albrecht had borrowed the money to pay his first-fruits.
Tetzel's efforts irretrievably damaged the complicated and abstruse Catholic doctrine on the subject of indulgences; as soon as the coin clinks in the chest, he cried, the soul is freed from purgatory.
Through the influence of Conrad Wimpina, rector of Frankfurt, Tetzel was created D.D. of that university, and with Wimpina's assistance he drew up, in January 1518, a hundred and six theses in answer to Luther's.
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