The protestant reformation

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The protestant reformation

  1. 1. THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION<br />
  2. 2. III. Protestant Reformation<br />Abuses in the Church<br />Pope competed with princes for political power<br />Sold indulgences – lessening of the time a soul would have to spend in purgatory<br />
  3. 3. B. Luther’s Protest (German Monk)<br />Wrote 95 Theses against indulgences<br />No basis in the bible<br />Pope had no authority to release souls from purgatory, Christians could be saved only through faith.<br />He was excommunicated from the church.<br />
  4. 4. Luther’s Teaching<br />Argued salvation was achieved through faith alone<br />Bible the sole source of religious truth<br />Rejected the idea that priests had special powers<br />Translated bible to German vernacular<br />
  5. 5. Spread of Lutheran Ideas<br />Used the name Protestants to show that they protested papal authority.<br />People believed Lutheranism was an answer to Church corruption.<br />
  6. 6. John Calvin<br />Preached predestination- God already determined who would gain salvation<br />Two groups of People, saints and sinners<br />Set-up a theocracy – government ran by the church<br />

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