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What were the central ideas of the reformers, and why were they appealing to different social groups?

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    By the early sixteenth century many lay Christians and members of the clergy had grown disillusioned with the church's wealth and certain practices, particularly its sale of indulgences and church offices. People were also critical of the immorality, ignorance and absenteeism that they percieved among the clergy, and for centuries many individuals and groups had called for reform. Amid this background Luther and other Protestants developed a new understanding of Christian doctrine that emphasized faith, the power of God's grace, and the centrality of the Bible. Protestant ideas were attractive to educated people and urban residents, among who anticlericallism had become widespread and the new concepts spread rapidly among many groups through preaching, hymns, and the printing press. Most Protestant reformers worked with rulers

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