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Western Civilization I: Student GuideWEEK FIVE INTRODUCTIONAbout the year 1500, few doubted that the Church was in need of reform.The Lollards and Hussites had already planted the seeds of discontent in thefifteenth century. The satirical works of Desiderius Erasmus fueled thecriticisms of the Christian humanists, while at the same time worrying theChurch. Was the Church capable of reforming itself? Why did the Churchneed to be reformed? How could the Church reconcile the vast differences inwealth between the nobility of the clergy and the lay people they "served?"Where was salvation to be found? Was the Church necessary for salvation?Martin Luther believed he had found the answers to some of these questions.From his Augustinian conscience, Luther faced the greatest issue of faith—how do I find salvation? The Church's practice of selling indulgences—anindividual's attempt to "buy" his or her way into heaven—was not theanswer. The concept of justification through faith alone was. The notion ofpredestination —one's salvation depends upon the will of God alone—seemed like a more authentic answer than transacting in indulgences. Sucha drastic proposition had enormous consequences for it meant that theintercession of the pope and bishops had nothing to do with either faith orsalvation. What Luther had done was internalize faith; rather than dependupon external devices for salvation, Luther turned inward. It is there that hefound the comfort for his troubled conscience.ONE: WEEK FIVE MEDITATIONInstructionsAs you enter this week, prepare to engage in discussion for theWeek Four Meditation.TWO:THE REFORMATION DISCUSSIONObjective: Discuss the nature of the Reformation in Europe.InstructionsIn this discussion you will provide evidence of an argumentconcerning the nature the Reformation in Europe.What wasMartin Luther’s main ideas, how his ideas spread quickly andwhat was the church’s response?In discussion address thefollowing:Luther’s challenge to the churchThe Spread of ProtestantismThe English ReformationResponses by the Catholic Church4
Western Civilization I: Student GuideUse the discussion rubric provided in the syllabus to guideyour initial posted response and responses to other posts.THREE: THE ATLANTIC WORLD DISCUSSIONObjective: Examine the expansion of European countries and how eachsought to dominate the Atlantic.InstructionsBetween approximately 1550 and 1650 a series of explorationsand a growing interest in obtaining wealth and nationalprominence, competition between European countries emerged.In discussion address the following:Identify at least 2 significant developments in theemergence of the Atlantic World.Competition between France and England.Causes of the English Civil War.Use the discussion rubric provided in the syllabus to guideyour initial posted response and responses to other posts.

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Spring
Professor
Mathew
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Christianity, Martin Luther, Protestant Reformation

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