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Catholic Reformation. The church takes a stand . The Catholic Reformation. The Church finally notices the growing Protestant movement, but it took some time. In fact, even criticism from within the church was ignored, Like with Erasmus.

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catholic reformation

Catholic Reformation

The church takes a stand

the catholic reformation
The Catholic Reformation
  • The Church finally notices the growing Protestant movement, but it took some time.
  • In fact, even criticism from within the church was ignored, Like with Erasmus.
  • Finally The Church takes action, called the Catholic Reformation, or the Counter Reformation
goals of counter reformation
Goals of Counter Reformation
  • Emphasis on Spiritual matter
  • Make doctrine more clear
  • Campaign to stop the spread of Protestantism.
pope paul iii
Pope Paul III

Pope at the Time. Created a plan to take a stand against Protestantism

  • Strategies used by the Catholic Church in the Counter-Reformation include the Inquisition, the list of banned books entitled The Index of Forbidden Books, the agreements reached at the Council of Trent, and the establishment and work of the Jesuits.
council of trent
Council of Trent
  • Pope Paul III called together the leadership of the Church to discuss the church’s position on complicated doctrine
  • First off, they acted to end the sale of indulgences
  • Tightened discipline among church leadership
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Council of Trent

What they decided…

Made clear distinctions between Lutheranism

  • Ceremonies were necessary, because God should be worshiped in Splendor
  • People must depend on Priests in order to receive salvation
  • Salvation came from ceremonial church AND individual faith
  • Salvation could come through good works
soldiers of the catholic revolution
Soldiers of the Catholic Revolution

Religious Orders to help support the Catholic Church

ignatius de loyola
Ignatius de Loyola
  • Founder of the Jesuits
  • Jesuits were an official recognized order of the church
  • Loyola believed that salvation was achieved by doing good deeds
  • His followers took vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience to the Pope.
  • Jesuits were organized like a military body
  • Strong discipline, and strict obedience
  • As many as 1,000 members
  • Traveled to teach doctrine and slow the spread of Protestantism
  • Supported education, founded schools
  • Combined humanist values with church doctrine to gain support for the church.
religious upheaval
Religious Upheaval
  • Some hoped Religious Reformation would be tolerated, but it wasn’t
  • Many religious wars broke out in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland
  • Some positives, Increased interest in education
  • More power in national governments, less power in the Pope