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chrstnwrtr asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Why did Martin Luther ally himself with Frederick the Wise, one of the biggest collectors of religious relics?

It was known that Frederick the Wise, the elector of Saxony, was a huge collector of religious relics. Why would he ally himself with Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer who was seemingly anti-relic/clerical (and vice versa)?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Why did Luther ally with Frederick? Because Frederick was a powerful prince who had the power to protect Luther from the Catholic church.

    Why did Frederick ally with Luther? Two reasons. One, collecting religious relics does not automatically make you a supporter of Catholicism. Two, he feared the power the Church had attained under the Catholic Emperor, Charles V, and wanted to ensure his princedom's autonomy. Resisting the established power of the Church was one way of attempting to achieve this.

  • 5 years ago

    He allied himself with Luther as he feared the power that the Holy Roman Emperor had given the church, therefore, to prevent this from occurring, Frederick the Wise protected Luther after the Diet of Worms (pronounced Vorms) to keep the resistance against the Church strong. Also, Frederick the Wise still wanted full control of Germany, and if Charles V had murdered Luther, then the uproar in Germany would die down, and it would be easier for Charles to gain complete power.

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    Why did Martin Luther ally himself with Frederick the Wise, one of the biggest collectors of religious relics?

    It was known that Frederick the Wise, the elector of Saxony, was a huge collector of religious relics. Why would he ally himself with Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer who was seemingly anti-relic/clerical (and vice versa)?

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    5 years ago

    Frederick The Wise

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    No he doesn't. He has said so. He has tremendous respect and admiration for Dr. King as do so many of us. He is purposefully standing many steps down from the spot of the "I Have A Dream" speech out of humble respect. In no way is 8/28 about anything but restoring Honor and also Faith, Hope, and Charity. It's all about love. No signs allowed. No politics. And Dr. Alveda King, will be be his side again.

  • 8 years ago

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