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Militant Catholicism in the Age of Reformation. What does that mean? Why does it matter? About what time period are we talking?

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1 Militant Catholicism in the Age of Reformation

2 What does that mean? Why does it matter? About what time period are we talking?

3 Militant Catholicism in the Age of Reformation What does that mean? Time when Catholic Church felt under attack during the Age of Reform. You should be asking yourself: What happened to make the church feel like it was under attack? You can answer yourself: the age of the Renaissance happened - when people began to question the basis of authority - the churchs automatic authority. They began to think more of individualism.

4 Militant Catholicism in the Age of Reformation From roughly One prime example of militant Catholicism during the Age of Reformation is the mid 1500s under Phillip II of Spain. Spain is a strongly Catholic nation. See themselves as nation chosen to protect Christianity from Protestantism. Phillip becomes the greatest advocate of militant Catholicism and ushers in an age of Spanish greatness and power. Insists on strict conformity to Catholicism and adherence to dictates of monarchy About what time period are we talking?

5 Militant Catholicism in the Age of Reformation Why does it matter? It is this time of Reformation that will cause the nation- state building of Europe -when Europe begins to become the type of Europe of which you know.

6 One last note: Make sure you understand: This is not just about the Catholics v Protestants religions. This is about multiple, ugly wars, snaky politics, and revolutionary ideas all based in religion and it will be between many religions. This will be between: Catholics v Protestants Jesuits Catholics v. Dominican Catholics Lutheran Protestants v Calvinist Protestants Lutheran Protestants v Anibaptist Protestants Calvinist Protestants v Anibaptist Protestants Zwiglian Protestants v. Lutheran Protestants Orthodox Catholics v. Roman Catholics Anglican Protestants v. Roman Catholics and there will be continuing prejudice agianst Jews and Muslims.

7 One last note: This is about the history of man and how mankind has changed because of man and new ideas - especially ideas based on religion


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