Protestant and Catholic Reformation

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Protestant and Catholic Reformation

Comparisons of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hist 158 - EARLY MODERN EUROPE Lecture 3

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HIST 158 1st Edition Lecture 9 Outline of Last Lecture I. Protestant Reformation a. Context b. Contributing factors i. Corruption of Medieval Church ii. The Renaissance Outline of Current Lecture I. Protestant Reformation II. Catholic Reformation Current Lecture I. Protestant Reformation a. Pope raises money among believers to build the most magnificent church in Rome (St. Peters Cathedral) b. Martin Luther began lecturing against the church’s indulgences i. Believed giving money wouldn’t save your soul ii. God himself didn’t believe in indulgences iii. Very critical of church and the Pope (bound to create problems for Luther) c. Theories for Luther’s criticisms on Catholic theology: i. Provocative  to get people thinking? Or spark a change? ii. Was he trying to start a new religion? d. Reformation ideas spread like wildfire through Europe due to the printing press i. Revealed that public opinion does exist and once it spins out of control, there’s very little the Popes/authority figures can do 1. Important component of the Reformation e. Luther was given the opportunity to publically explain himself These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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