HIS Response 2 - Joshua Huver 27 January, 2008 T. Campbell...

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Joshua Huver 27 January, 2008 T. Campbell HIS 1120 Response Question: What were the main problems in the church that contributed to the Protestant Reformation? Why was the church unable to suppress dissent as it had earlier? During the Renaissance, people were happy to be alive, especially after the Black Death epidemic. People loved life, and wanted to make the most of it they could. They would become generally more sophisticated, especially with the rise of universities and geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci, or Michelangelo. With a rise in sophistication and love for life, many devout families wanted to be right with the Lord as well, yet when they turned to the church all that could be seen was corruption and devastation. With the Black Death destroying nearly two-thirds of the countries population, many clerical members of the church who would give Last Rites would contract the disease themselves. This loss devastated the church and lay people with absolutely no training or knowledge were forced to take over clerical jobs. The lack of discipline and the greed of a man not properly trained in the church’s strict doctrine led to mass
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course HIS 1120 taught by Professor Campbell during the Spring '08 term at Greensboro College.

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HIS Response 2 - Joshua Huver 27 January, 2008 T. Campbell...

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