-German theologian and leader of the Reformation. His opposition to the wealth and corruption of the papacy and his belief that salvation would be granted on the basis of faith alone rather than by works caused his excommunication from the Catholic Church (1521). Luther confirmed the Augsburg Confession in 1530, effectively establishing the Lutheran Church.
-A pardon releasing a person from punishments due for a sin
-Someone who goes against Church law, and the act of going against the Church
-Martin Luther's statement of principle's regarding penance and the abuse of indulgences
Justification by faith
-Martin Luther's concept that faith alone is enough to bring salvation
-This was another leader in the Reformation who believed in a simple faith and a simple method of worship
-Previous determination as if by destiny or fate
-The name for the people who are the ones who God has chosen to save in predestination. This is the belief of the Calvinism religion and that only these people can be saved and ordinary people cannot earn salvation. This belief was started by John Calvin in 1536 in France when he published "Institutes of the Christian Religion" and is still the belief of Calvinists today.
-A body of officials who perform religious services, such as priests, ministers or rabbis.