Protest Reformation (Origins of the Protestant Reformation (Erasmus…
Origins of the Protestant Reformation
a movement combining classical learning and individualism with the goal of reforming the Catholic Church
Thought that the Church should show people how to live a better life and that they should return to a more simply life style.
Wrote The Praise of Folly a work that humorously criticized the ways that they Church was wrong.
Was a German priest and was set to change the ways of the church
developed Lutheranism and wanted this way of living instead of trying to get salvation
Reasons for Luther's break with the Catholic Church
Need for reform
Common view that the Pope was more concerned with Italian politics than the spiritual needs of his people
Common view that Church officials were using the Church offices to advance themselves and their personal wealth
Large complaint came with the Church sale of indulgences
complaints against the Catholic Church on the Church door
written by Luther
Impact of Protestant Reformation on politics
the Holy Roman emperor, controlled an immense empire consisting of much of Europe.
Peace of Augsburg
while it solved the religious struggle in Germany, was
only a sign of the boiling point of religious conflict that would spread to the rest of Europe.
Spread of the Protestant Reformation
Rise of Lutheranism
Began with Luther’s movement and his movement became a revolution
His revolution quickly became popular throughout all of Germany and the people that invested there time were politically and religiously powerful.
Responses to Luther and the Protestant Reformation
Break with the Catholic Church
When the Church did not respond to his complaints, Luther called on German princes to overthrow and establish German Church
The results of Luther complaining was that he was sent into hiding and never heard from again because they wanted to kill Luther