The Reformation Begins By Darlin and Nicole (31.5- Other Early Leaders…
The Reformation Begins By Darlin and Nicole
The Reformation began in the early 1500s and lasted into the 1600s.
One reason for the weakening of the church was the humanism of the Renaissance.
They became known as Protestants because of their protests against the Catholic Church.
31.3- Early Calls for Reform
Priest Jan Hus was an early reformer who agreed with Wycliffe's ideas and spoke against the pope. For this, he was burned at the stake as a heretic.
Catholic priest Erasmus of Holland was perhaps the most influential person in spreading the ideas of reform before the Reformation.
31.4-Martin Luther Breaks Away from the Church
Charles V declared Luther a heretic and forbade the printig of his writings
Luther nailed his list of 95 arguments called the Ninety-Five Theses, to a church door in Wittenberg.
The Peace of Augsburg was a major victory for Protestantism.Christian unity was at an end, and not only in Germany.
31.5- Other Early Leaders of the Reformation
The Protestant Reformation of England was led by King Henry VIII
He influenced many other reformers.
31.2 The Weakening of the Catholic Church
The selling of indulgences made it seem as though people could buy forgiveness for their sins. This and other moneymaking practices led people to distrust the church.
When Pope clement V moved his headquarters from Italy to France, the quarrel between King Philip IV and the Pope ended.
One dramatic crisis unfolded in France in 1301