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(ˈtɛtsəl) or


(Biography) Johann (joˈhan). ?1465–1519, German Dominican monk. His preaching on papal indulgences provoked Luther's 95 theses at Wittenberg (1517)
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Johann, 1465?–1519, German monk: antagonist of Martin Luther.
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And no one peddled them more zealously than Johann Tetzel, a German friar whose unabashed hawking incited much of Luther's rebellious fury.
Hendrix makes clear in his recent biography of Luther, in his efforts to correct errors in the church's teachings, especially as related to the doctrines of purgatory and merit and the practices of indulgences (and particularly as peddled by indulgence-merchants like Johann Tetzel), Luther simply understood himself to be doing his duty as a theologian.
In that month, too, students burned the defense of indulgences by the Dominican friar Johannes Tetzel, the pope's prized salesman, in Wittenberg's market square.
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Good works had 'done it,' in a systematic 'treasury of merits' very similar to the one Dr Tetzel thought it correct to apply.
Action thriller, based on Hammond Innes' novel The White South, starring Alan Ladd, Stanley Baker and Joan Tetzel. Judie Nordahl meets businessman Duncan Craig after her father is killed in mysterious circumstances while commanding an Antarctic whaling ship.
Johann Tetzel, a Dominican friar, sold indulgences on behalf of Pope Leo X and the Catholic Church.
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As Johann Tetzel, a preacher known for selling indulgences is alleged to have put it, "As soon as a coin in the coffer rings, a soul from purgatory springs." In the beginning of the previous century, Catholic clerics were still automatically awarded indulgences based on the rank they held in the church.
The controversy that aroused in the first decade of the 20th century, when Eugen Tetzel (1909), Friedrich Steinhausen (1905) or Otto Ortmann (1925) whole-heartedly contested this approach, is therefore understandable.