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The Protestant Reformation: Unresponsiveness Of The Catholic Church

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The Protestant Reformation The Protestant Reformation was a mass event that occurred between 1517 and 1648 within the Catholic Church. The Reformation was caused by the corruptness of the Catholic Church and its unresponsiveness to calls for reforms, as the clergy refused to care for the lay people and were only working for the money and power that came with their positions. Before the Protestant Reformation, the Church had great power over on people’s lives and beliefs, reigning complete control over everyone. During the 14th century the Catholic Church was the most dominant influence on medieval life, controlling the rich and poor. The relationship between the Catholic Church and the lay people was based on money and power; the rich payed for positions in the Church for their sons and the poor payed to be baptised, married, for a family member to be buried on holy …show more content…

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  • Explains that the protestant reformation was a mass event that occurred between 1517 and 1648 within the catholic church.
  • Explains that the catholic church was the most dominant influence on medieval life, controlling the rich and poor. the relationship between the church and the lay people was based on money and power.
  • Explains how the clergy became more involved in political matters to gain power and control over people, threatening the lay people with excommunication. the protestant reformation struggled with protesters within and outside the church.
  • Explains how luther's ideas spread throughout scandinavia and germany rapidly, aided greatly by the printing press which enabled mass production of writing.
  • Explains that henry viii wanted to divorce his wife catherine of aragon as she couldn't birth him a son. the split between the church of england and the catholic church led to wars with rulers and german princes converting to protest.
  • Explains that the protestant reformation has affected the development and use of politics and laws, as previously, the church controlled and held power over the emperors, kings and princes.
  • Explains that the protestant reformation was caused by the corruptness of the catholic church and its unresponsiveness to calls for reforms.

They also controlled all scientific investigation and trials, and modern historians agree that modern science would not been as developed or even developed at all without the Protestant Reformation, as the Church held their beliefs and traditions over science and facts. Without the Protestant Reformation our modern politics, history and science would be underdeveloped and basic. The Reformation was caused by the corruptness of the Catholic Church and its unresponsiveness to calls for reforms, as the clergy refused to care for the lay people and were only working for the money and power that came with their positions. The Church had control over every aspect of life and reigned control over emperors, kings and princes. Without the Protestant Reformation our modern day science, religion, history and politics would have not been as defined and would have been more

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