Religious Roots of Modern International Nations

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Unformatted text preview: Religious Roots of Modern International Nations Preface: Mapping out how religion formed a modern nation/state I. Treaty of Westphalia [1648] 1. Helped establish countries [Germany, Prussia] as independent states a) with own borders, territories aside from Holy Roman Empire II. Reformation 1. Martin Luther advocated for reformation of Catholic church a) led to establishment Protestantism b) 2 realms: religion [spiritual] and state [secular] must be separate 2. Challenged authority of papacy [i.e. Pope] a) no separation between church and state 3. Reformation is the cause in the formation of Nation-State a) Westphalia occurred after this idea and strengthened the argument III. Problem 1. Phillpott argues that Westphalia wasn’t “instant metamorphosis” but was a result of the Reformation a) then is the Reformation a spontaneous occurrence? Hadn’t some event, some idea led to the beginning of the Reformation?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course AAS 103 taught by Professor Omoladeadunbi during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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