EUH 2021 Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern Europe
Wednesday, March 6, 12-12:50 (regular time and place of class)
Who – Catholic church, community and every single economic level
Martin Luther apposed it,
Crusaders- They got offer indulgences to fight for church
What – people are paying church for their sin. Depends if you are lower or
higher class. If you are higher class, meaning you have more money you can
buy sin for bigger price and be able to pay off for every sin for the rest of your
life. If you are lower class you do not have that much comfort, you cannot
much with it because lack of money. Taking advantage of poor people. They
are always giving church money thinking about haven.
It reduces the penalty you need to get out of the sin.
When – Mid 16
century (Circa 1570)- Martin Luther opposes the Indulgences
Starting late 1100 or early 1200
Where- Western, Central and Eastern Europe (Holy land, Germany)
Why- Catholicism was the main religion in western Europe in that time. The
pope was one of the head authorities when it comes to after life an every day
Europe was scared that some thigs would happen. Europeans thought
that they are center of the earth. Because of the old testament Europeans
think the sun evolved around them not they around the sun. They also think
that if eclipse would happen that means God is doing that to punish them.
They are using God for everything.
Indulgences motivated nights to go on the first crusades.