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Changes in Religion. The Protestant & Catholic Reformations. As we view each slide, look for clues to the changes in the Medieval Church. Listen to the clue questions. For each notes slide, add the information across your page.

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Changes in religion

Changes in Religion

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Protestant & Catholic

Reformations


Directions for notes

As we view each slide, look for clues to the changes in the Medieval Church.

Listen to the clue questions.

For each notes slide, add the information across your page.

Place arrows after each notes slide to show the flow of events through the Protestant Reformation.

Directions for Notes

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Changes in religion

Corruption in the church existed (selling indulgences, destroying education)

Some priests immoral and did not know how to perform jobs

Great Schism created 2 popes and divides power

Monarchs and reformers question church’s authority


Changes in religion

  • John Wycliffe & others begin to question the church’s authority (right to set rules)

  • Some charged with heresy (speaking against church) and put to death – Jan Huss

  • Causes leaders to ask for church to reform


Changes in religion

  • Martin Luther (a German monk) questioned Catholic Church and corrupt ways

  • Theory of Justification by faith said people did not need to buy indulgences or other church abuses

  • Posted 95 Theses (statements on church wrong-doings) on door of church

  • Pope Leo X excommunicated Luther from church


Changes in religion

  • Luther continued to protest

  • Wrote pamphlets about his beliefs

  • Led to widespread revolt across Germany

  • Protesting followers of Luther (and other reformers) began Protestant branch of Christianity

  • Luther’s followers became Lutherans


Changes in religion

  • Invention of Printing Press by Johan Gutenberg helps spread Protestant ideas across Europe

  • Peasants revolt from Catholic Church and join new leaders

  • New Christian branches form (Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anabaptists, Anglicans)


Changes in religion

  • John Calvin’s ideas are introduced in Geneva and helps spread Protestantism

  • Theory of ‘predestination”

  • Live life proving you are one of God’s chosen for salvation


Changes in religion

  • Catholic Church begins to lose members

  • Call together meeting (Council of Trent) to reform church

  • Abuses ended and reformed finances of church

  • Church set up schools to train monks, priests


Changes in religion

  • Jesuits very well trained by Catholic Church

  • Educated in all disciplines to have full understanding of the “world”

  • Worked to win back members in Europe

  • Spread Catholic faith across Africa, Asia, and Americas


Changes in religion

  • Catholic extreme policies tried to stop the spread of Protestantism

  • Inquisition judged and convicted heretics

  • Imprisoned, exiled, or executed those with unorthodox views

  • Index of Prohibited Books named books forbidden to read, including Protestant Bibles and scientific writings


Changes in religion

By the end of the Reformation and Counter (Catholic) Reformation, Europe is diverse with different Christian branches.

Each branch will work to gather members and spread their religion around the rest of the world as exploration and colonization begins.


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