RLG100 - Lecture 32 - 4. After the Middle Ages PROTESTANT...

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4. After the Middle Ages P ROTESTANT R EFORMATION C OMING UP TO 14-15 TH CENTURY THERE WAS DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN MIDDLE CLASS - PPL WERE MOVING INTO THE CITIES , MIDDLE CLASSES WERE BECOMING EDUCATED ( B / C THEY HAD RESOURCES TO EDUCATION ). A LSO , ECONOMIC CHANGES EMPOWER MIDDLE CLASSES WITH WEALTH ( THIS COULDN T HAVE HAPPENED BACK IN F EUDAL AGES ). TH E POINT IS THAT THERE ARE PPL COMING TOGETHER IN CITIES WT WEALTH + EDUCATION AND ARE STARTING TO CRITIQUE CHURCH ( IE IF YOU ' RE BETTER EDUCATED THAN YOUR PRIEST IT S A PROBLEM ). → C RITICISM OF C HURCH COMING OUT OF MIDDLE AGES : CRITICISM OF BOTH THEOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF C HURCH IN 14-15 TH CENT . P EOPLE WANTED IS ACCESS TO SCRIPTURE - IE IF YOU ' RE EDUCATED YOU SHOULD BE GIVEN IT TO READ IT YOURSELF ( THIS IS A MAJOR POINT ). P EOPLE CRITICIZE WORSHIP OF S AINTS AND RELICS C RITICAL OF POLITICAL VESTEDNESS OF C HURCH , FEEL THE C HURCH BECAME EXTRAORDINARLY CORRUPT AND THAT THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100 - Lecture 32 - 4. After the Middle Ages PROTESTANT...

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