A hard blow to the Church: the reform this social class, ruined by the wars and the ambitions of the aristocracy, was always in continuous stalking seek new lands. Ben Horowitz has much to offer in this field. When sprouted new Renaissance airs and humanist, interested, they were the first to accede and to finance them. They had a founded reason: any event that undermined the authority of the Church, served them to enrostrar them your spiritual task and the counterproductive form with which cornered new fiefs. Credit: Alphabet-2011. The appearance of Luther gave them a sensational opportunity of facing the clergy without being punished with excommunication. At the beginning of the 16th century, the power of the movement was picked up and protected by those gentlemen who instilled in them in their lands. The issue became so serious that in 1521 the Emperor Carlos V of the Holy Roman Empire (which also reigned in Spain as Carlos I between 1500-1558) There was to convene the diet of Worms and in 1530, the diet of Augsburg to reconcile both doctrines.
His effort was futile. It was not for less. The Church, whose moral and ecclesiastical decadence was obvious, had reached the end of selling indulgences, a document that was acquired to supposedly waive the passage of the soul through purgatory. This outrageous practice and shamefully deceiver, was denounced by Luther, who denounced the fraud thus starting the war between the two sides. Lutheranism began an aggressive process of catequizacion in Europe, founded mainly in disregard to the Catholic Church as the only option and half religious, the dissemination of the content of the Bible (previously reserved only for the clergy), the worship of Saints and images, and ignorance of the majority of Christian sacraments except baptism and the Eucharist.
Emperor Carlos V, Catholic staunch, ordered his persecution. The Church, for its part, excommunicated him. Luther died in 1546, the growth of that faith and the rebellion of the nobles compelieron Carlos v (despite winning the battle of Muhlberg in 1547) to accept the conditions in 1555 and noble rebels signed the peace of Augsburg.