Background to the Reformation

Background to the Reformation - Reformation 1-20-11 I....

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Reformation 1-20-11 I. Babylonian captivity of the Church 1305-1378 II. Papal Schism 1378-1418 Two Popes: one in Rome and one in Avignon Conciliarism: church council (bishops and archbishop) outranks anything else in the church, including the Pope - Council ordered both Popes to step down and elected a new Pope - Neither of the Popes agreed, resulting in three Popes being in power During this time, the Church is in the middle of an 113 year scandal (1305-1418) Also, Black Death and Mini Ice Age is occurring III. Italian Renaissance Rebirth of Greek and Roman culture, learning and art Colonna family - Martin V elected Pope by bribery Borgia family - Most corrupt family that has ever existed in the world - Calixtus III elected Pope, then Alexander VI (the worst, most dangerous, and most corrupt ruler) Della Roverie family - Julius II elected Pope (hired Michelangelo to paint the Sisteen Chapel)
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Medici family - Leo X - Clement VII Pius II - Elected Pope; poor, but scholarly
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