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Martin Luther, who was a staunch reformist, was certainly for this belief, but for him and other reformists, these ideals gave rise to political considerations. As a result of this, the aspects of renaissance humanism that had been incorporated in the protestant reformation, were fossilized with time. Then later Renaissance humanism, led to new advances in thought, but protestant reformation, was static to a large extent. This was in a clear reason to maintain a strong opposition to the Catholics in Rome. (McGrath, 1987. Pg 107)
A good example of a protestant belief that is taken from the Renaissance humanism and later was fossilized is the protestant rejection of the deuterocanonical books that is; Sirach, Baruch, wisdom, Judith, etc. this are the extra books in the catholic bible. (McGrath, 1985. Pg 81)
Again the Renaissance humanism had started in the early 100 hundred years. This was before the protestant reformation. The renaissance humanism had influenced churchmen and the whole society at large. When Reformation began, there were many members of the Cardinals College who had already been in the Renaissance humanism and were pushing for change in the Catholic Church in Rome. These were the likes of Cardinal Cajetan, who had opposed Martin Luther at the Diet of Augsburg. Therefore, when reformation started, it was quickly absorbed by the European rulers. These Rulers cynically endorsed reformation for political purposes. (Lucas 1986. Pg
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This transition provided advancements in major areas terms of art, culture, warfare, and lifestyles of the Greeks and the Romans. These advancements targeted specifically the literature of the Greeks and the Romans. Before the Renaissance, ordinary people do not usually read books, as books before was controlled and mainly written by the church.
Mostly the efforts of the reformers who objected to the doctrines and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church led to the creation of the Protestant churches. In 1520, the Reformation spread in Italy and however collapsed in the beginning of the 17th century.
Renaissance and Reformation.
The reformation period generally referred to as the protestant reformation, a period where there was a split in the Christians of the 16th century, completely shifting the course of Christianity in Europe. By the start of the 16th century, the Holy Roman Empire, though it formally commanded control of northern Italy, it had little power outside of Germany.
It may have been the match, but the tinder of reformation had been smoldering for centuries.
Europe, for hundreds of years, had been dominated by the Roman Catholic religion in all aspects of society. The citizenry, including peasants, noble born and even royalty believed that individuals (after death) could only achieve salvation through the intercession of a Catholic priest.
The Renaissance or the period of rebirth was a cultural movement that covered roughly during the 14th to the 17th century starting in Italy and spread to the rest of Europe. This period of more than two centuries was marked by a revival of interest in the art of ancient classic.
Valuable indulgences were gained when one venerates the relics. Luther's document were about the abuse of the granting of indulgences to the people. He stated that those preaching in favor of indulgences make a serious error when they say that these indulgences alone can grant man salvation.
Gustave Reese (1959) states that in the mid-fifteenth century, England was one of the leading musical nations, owing largely to insular traits best exemplified in the music of Dunstable. Somewhat later, composers of English birth like Morton, were active in the music making of the Burgundian court.
These theses were a list of the things that the church was doing wrong, which needed redress. In Rome, where the protestant reformations started, the problem was easily solved by the splitting of the church into two groups, those who
At the beginning of the XVI century the biggest crisis of the Roman Catholic Church came. All society of that time required converting the church. So the "Protestant Reformation" was a movement for religious reforms in XVI century in Europe. It attempted to create new, alternative church, which would reflect more accurately the early Christian or biblical ideals.