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History Take home test - Greg Whipple Take Home Test E....

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Greg Whipple Take Home Test E. Aronstein History 101 L 1) What is meant by the term secular outlook? Give specific examples. The term secular outlook means to live in a way that is not overlooked or dominated by religion. During the Renaissance, many people began separating the Church from their everyday life. The secular outlook led to the intellectual movement known as humanism, which emphasized the individual and the study of ancient Greco-Roman culture. Secularism gave rise to many famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti, whose art was not based on religious meaning. Petrarch was considered the father of humanism, who believed education was based on moral philosophy and rhetoric. Another example of the secular outlook was the rise of political theory. Niccolo Machiavelli wrote the book, The Prince, which did away with Christian morals in political matters. Machiavelli would say rulers should do whatever it takes to remain in power, meaning kill, steal or lie. 2) Technological developments can determine whether or not a movement succeeds. How did technology assist in the success of the Protestant Reformation? The major technological advancement that led to the success of the Protestant Reformation was the printing press. This mechanical device invented by Germany’s Johannes Gutenberg made printing an abundance of books and other texts much easier and faster. The most important piece of writing would be The Bible. The basis of the Protestant religion is one’s own interpretation of The Bible rather than once unified Christian religion of being taught The Bible
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Aronstein during the Spring '08 term at Marist.

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