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1 The Protestant Reformation (early 1500s)
A religious revolution Humanists driven Split the Roman Catholic Church in western Europe Popes lost sight of spiritual mission Political leaders & warriors Wealth more important than saving souls

2 Origins of the Reformation
Germany due to weak central government Pope Leo X built St. Peter’s Basilica Raised funds by selling indulgences Reward for pious deeds * Purchase a pardon for sins to reduce time in purgatory Martin Luther protests abuses

3 Martin Luther’s Protest
Considered himself a sinner Became a monk Church rituals did nothing to rid him of his feelings of damnation Epiphany: an inner faith in god leads to salvation 95 Theses Protests abuse of indulgences

4 Lutheranism Luther’s believes:
“priesthood of believers” Bible is sole religious authority Ceremonies did NOT counteract sins Priests have no role in salvation 1520: 3 publications that outlined his doctrines 1521: Pope Leo X excommunicated Luther Charles V Diet of Worms 1522: translated New Testament into German By 1534: translated entire Bible from Hebrew & Greek New ministers can baptize and give communion "Unless I am convicted by scripture and plain reason - I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other - my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen."

5 Spread of Protestantism
Lutheranism and other Protestant faiths sprang up all over Europe 1555: Peace at Augsburg Charles V stopped attempts to end Protestant movement each German ruler could choose its religion Subjects had to accept religion or leave Sects: 100s of religious groups emerged. Few succeeded. Anabaptists survived thru Mennonites & Hutterites Adults only can be baptized

6 Anglican Church (1529-1536) King Henry VIII “Defender o/t Faith”
Henry VIII wanted a divorce Church refuses No son w/ Catherine of Aragon (Charles V aunt) Married Anne Boleyn 6 wives in total King Edward VI Parliament creates the Anglican Church (aka: Church of England) w/ king as its head Protestant doctrine w/ Catholic organization

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