The Protestant Reformation and the Religious Wars

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The Protestant Reformation and the Religious Wars 1517-1648
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Objective To understand the causes of the split in Western Christianity To understand the underlying differences between Catholicism and Protestantism To understand the results and relevance of the Protestant Reformation in Western society
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Disclaimer This goal of this lecture is to provide both sides of the events leading to the Protestant Reformation. It is not meant to put down anybody’s beliefs. This lecture will not impose any particular set of beliefs, but rather will describe the beliefs of both faiths.
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The Catholic Church Headed by the Pope in Rome, The Seven Sacraments All clergy take vows of celibacy (stay unmarried)
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Martin Luther Born in 1483 in Eisleben, Germany, Joined the Order of Saint Augustine in 1505 and became a monk Moved to Wittenberg in 1511
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Martin Luther
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The Catholic Church in 1500 The Catholic Church was the most powerful institution in Europe Mass performed in Latin in charge of education and held the monopoly on information held a great deal of property Corruption in the Church
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course HIST 5 taught by Professor Dinoe.buenviaje during the Fall '08 term at Riverside Community College.

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