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Unformatted text preview: 1-29Religious Thought in Northern Europe: Aquinas to Luther Problem posed by Nominalism cant prove religion/Christianity by reason, only faith Solutions Humanism (Italy)you should be cultivating this life on earth Northern Piety spirituality, morality, laymen you can make your soul ready to be near to God Eckhart (Germany) can establish a connection with god through faith and leading the appropriate life living a life devoted to god free yourself from the material world, but dont renounce it Thomas Kempis everybody had it in them to emulate God take Christs way of life simple moral life gives a model of how to deal with hardships you encounter in your life they are good for you, build character no advocating repudiation of the church people in living simple, moral lives are leading religious lives dont need specific times/places Brethren of the Common Life laymen, lives of poverty, chastity implicitly is laymens saying that they are exemplars of religious lives, yet they are not clerics create very influential schools Ignacious Loyola founder catholic something teach not religious subjects Erasmus...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 4B taught by Professor Landau during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '07