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LaPort 1 Political and religious corruptions that fueled the support for the Protestant Reformation By: Victoria LaPort Professor Mann Intro to Europe April 5, 2020
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LaPort 2 Political and religious corruptions that fueled the support for the Protestant Reformation The Protestant Reformation was a series of religious changes that took place throughout Europe during the 16th century. The start of the reformation was “when Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517 on “October 31, 1517”(Britannica). For over 1500 years the Catholic church had a tremendously strong spiritual and secular control over the majority of Europe. However, just a few decades in the 1500s the Catholic church had started to be questioned. The new theologies and technology in Europe caused the strong power of the Catholic Church to start to shatter and split into Catholicism and Protestantism, causing the Reformation. Resentment grew against the political domination of Church, and encouraged the support of secular rulers and several states for the reformation. The domination of the Catholic Church, was severely corrupted which caused many political and religious problems, and was a major reason for the Protestant Reformation. The secular rulers and states of Europe, jumped at this opportunity to over throw the Catholic Church. Therefore, the problems secular rules had was the political and religious corruptions within the Catholic church encouraged the support of the states for the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant reformation begun when Martin Luther's posted his “95 Theses” at Wittenberg Germany (Britannica), however states started to support the Protestant Reformation in 1525. The political corruption within the Catholic Church was addressed in Martin Luther’s “95 Theses”, which happened to encourage the strong support of the states in Europe. States and secular rulers supported the Reformation
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LaPort 3 period because they wanted to exercise their right of power, “took place in nearly all princely territories and in most independent cities, where governments brought the administration of the church under political direction.” (Britannica). These rulers took the chance offered by the Reformation to weaken the power of the Catholic church. According to researchers, “by 1500 the church had come under attack from European rulers whose administrative, legal, and financial hegemony could not be completed in their respective states without domination of the ecclesiastical sector.” (Britannica). Therefore, the strong support and encouragement of the European states and secular rulers
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