Reformation of the Christian Church

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Reformation of the Christian Church Overview: -The Protestants built a whole new system for the Christian Church designed around faith and a personal relationship with God, rather than works and authority -Between 1450 and today, the importance of religion has changed from absolutely powerful to nearly irrelevant 1500: people would die for their faith OVERVIEW OF REFORMATION -Destroyed the unity of the Catholic Church -Created a new freedom for Christians -Built up the power of the political leaders, because of the power vacuum when the church was fighting within itself -Protestants were a huge stimulant to education because everyone needed to be able to read the scriptures *Ended up causing a lot of wars in Europe (Age of Religious and Civil Wars) BACHGROUND -Growth of nation-states to support those protesting the church’s corruption -Nation-states (kings) as rivals to the church (pope, bishops) -Church raised taxes The Reformation Begins 1. John Tetzel – sold indulgences and infuriated Martin Luther - the soul from purgatory springs. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course AP EUROPEA 109 taught by Professor Graham during the Spring '10 term at UPB Colombia.

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