I would like to thank the persons who have been so supportive of this translation project. M. Patrick Graham, director of the Pitts Theology Library, first offered me the opportunity to work on this rare copy of Tetzel’s work and has continued to encourage it. The study of Tetzel’s pamphlet was one of my two projects during my 2003–2004 tenure as guest scholar at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research of St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Discovery there in St. John’s Alcuin Library of Nikolaus Paulus’ 1899 biography of Tetzel has been foundational for my appraisal of Tetzel. Thanks are due also to Manfred Hoffmann, professor emeritus of Candler School of Theology at Emory, and to Kurt K. Hendel, Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor of Reformation History at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, for his valuable advice and suggestions. Finally, as is the case with all my endeavors, academic and personal, I thank my husband, Victor A. Kramer.