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Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen

500 Jahre Reformation 1/3 - Der Funke
TV Episode | Documentary, History

In 1510 the young Augustinian hermit monk Martin Luther was sent on mission and pilgrimage to papal Rome. Sick, he spent some time in the exceptionally scientific hospital of rich Florenz, the banking-rich center of the Christian world for...See moreIn 1510 the young Augustinian hermit monk Martin Luther was sent on mission and pilgrimage to papal Rome. Sick, he spent some time in the exceptionally scientific hospital of rich Florenz, the banking-rich center of the Christian world for creativity and art, starring Michelangelo (then in Rome), Raffael, Botticelli who set new standards for aesthetics as men like Da Vinci for empirical science. They introduced a focus on the individual, humanism, in a medieval world obsessed with the afterlife, where heretics were burnt at the stake. Rome was wrecked and being rebuilt gloriously by the warrior renaissance pope Julius II who financed the stunning new St. Peter's basilica from the massively commercialized sale of dispensations from purgatory or hell to sinners, splitting profits with local prelates like Luther's, the corrupt and profane aristocratic profit-obsessed elector-archbishop of giant church province Mainz (Mayence). Back home in Saxony, Luther would challenge church and colonies-mega-rich Habsburg Holy Roman emperor Charles V. Kaiser. His theological call for a return to the root, trusting only in divine grace, would undermine church and law, hence was banned by pope Leo X as well, but became part of a huge political chess game, in which his prince, a Saxon duke, staged his 'kidnapping' to hide him in his castle Wittenberg, from where Luther kept writing, more radical as the conflict dragged only, benefiting from the recent invention of book (and pamphlet) printing. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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2017 (Germany)
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