What Caused The Protestant Reformation

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What caused the Protestant Reformation was how the Church kept abusing their power over the people. Example is the Church selling indulgences so that peoples would think that their sins could be forgiven no matter how bad it was. Political changes was that new religions were forming. New religions like the Lutheran Church was forming because people didn't trust the Catholic Church. Also the people didn't trust the Catholic Church because when the Black Death spread in Europe people were repenting their sins and going to confession because they thought it was God’s wrath. People found out it wasn't because of God’s wrath because holy figures were getting infected and people who never sinned got it. Society changes was that people were leaving

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  • Explains that the protestant reformation was caused by the church abusing their power over the people.
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