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Albrecht Durer
Pope Leo X
Johann Tetzel
St. Augustine
Frederick the Wise
Pitchfork John
Martin Luther


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   The moment Martin Luther said those words has been called one of the greatest moments in the modern history of man. Refusing to admit guilt for what he had repeatedly published over the prior four years, Luther, a German monk, was directly challenging the authority and teachings of Western Christendom and the man believed by Catholics to be the human representative of God on Earth: the Pope. Luther was doing just what his ancestors, the Goths, had done centuries before: challenging the power of Rome. But in the 16th century, Rome was not a symbol of Roman Authority, but of Christ and Christianity. Luther's words and actions would change the course of history.   rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Continue

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   The trial will begin with the lead attorneys from both sides (Cardinal Cajetan and Philip Melanchthon) issuing Opening Statements. The Opening Statement presents the respective opinions of the prosecution or defense in the case. The Opening Statements are brief (2-3 minutes) yet give sufficient background information and preview what the jury will see and hear from their side during the trial. The Opening Statement can also be used as an opportunity to discredit the opposition. Four (4) attorneys from each side will be responsible for questioning witnesses. They will need to write up a list of six (6) questions that reflect both their side in the case and their knowledge of the witness.   rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Continue