Reformation
Why reform? <ul><li>Popes corrupted by power & lose focus of spiritual leadership </li></ul><ul><li>People wanted to know ...
More Causes <ul><li>Church Leaders were becoming too interested in worldly possessions </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance empha...
The Pope’s Corruption <ul><li>The Pope spent too much money on the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Spent on personal pleasure </li>...
MARTIN LUTHER <ul><li>German Priest </li></ul><ul><li>Saw problems in the Church </li></ul><ul><li>All he wanted was to be...
95 Thesis <ul><li>Attacked the “Pardon Merchants” </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to the Founding of Christian Churches that did no...
95 Theses: Posted them to the door Text http://www1.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=123559
Lutheranism <ul><li>Followers of Luther’s religious practices </li></ul><ul><li>Gained support of many German princes </li...
“ I do not accept the authority of popes and councils… my conscience is captive to the word of God.  …Here I stand and I c...
Read Handout and Answer Questions <ul><li>Do you think Martin Luther was a reformer or a revolutionary? </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Luther’s 95 Theses was a description of the 95 problems that he had with the Catholic Church and the way they were...
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  1. 1. Reformation
  2. 2. Why reform? <ul><li>Popes corrupted by power & lose focus of spiritual leadership </li></ul><ul><li>People wanted to know how to save souls </li></ul><ul><li>Indulgences –a release of a </li></ul><ul><li>soul from purgatory for </li></ul><ul><li>monetary donation – </li></ul><ul><li>a HUGE abuse of </li></ul><ul><li>Church power! </li></ul>
  3. 3. More Causes <ul><li>Church Leaders were becoming too interested in worldly possessions </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance emphasis on the secular and the individual challenged the Churches Authority </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Pope’s Corruption <ul><li>The Pope spent too much money on the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Spent on personal pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>Fought Wars </li></ul><ul><li>Pope Alexander VI fathered several children </li></ul><ul><li>Priests were uneducated, drank, and gambled </li></ul>http://www.history.com/videos/martin-luther-sparks-a-revolution#martin-luther-sparks-a-revolution
  5. 5. MARTIN LUTHER <ul><li>German Priest </li></ul><ul><li>Saw problems in the Church </li></ul><ul><li>All he wanted was to be a good Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Church believed salvation gained </li></ul><ul><li>from faith + good work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Luther thought faith alone gained salvation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oct 31, 1517 – Posted 95 Theses </li></ul>
  6. 6. 95 Thesis <ul><li>Attacked the “Pardon Merchants” </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to the Founding of Christian Churches that did not accept the Pope’s authority </li></ul><ul><li>Posted on church door in Wittenburg, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of copies distributed throughout Germany </li></ul>
  7. 7. 95 Theses: Posted them to the door Text http://www1.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=123559
  8. 8. Lutheranism <ul><li>Followers of Luther’s religious practices </li></ul><ul><li>Gained support of many German princes </li></ul><ul><li>1524, German peasants revolted & hoped Luther would support them, because Luther needed the princes’ support, he did not help the peasants </li></ul><ul><li>Germany in turmoil – Catholic? Lutheran? </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ I do not accept the authority of popes and councils… my conscience is captive to the word of God. …Here I stand and I can not do otherwise. God help me. Amen. ” – Martin Luther April 18 th , 1521
  10. 10. Read Handout and Answer Questions <ul><li>Do you think Martin Luther was a reformer or a revolutionary? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree with Luther’s views? </li></ul><ul><li>What invention helped spread his ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think the reformation was so successful? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Luther’s 95 Theses was a description of the 95 problems that he had with the Catholic Church and the way they were acting. </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own 5 Theses of things that you would change directed toward something or someone specific in your life. example...school, parents, coach, government. </li></ul>
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