The Causes Of The Protestant Reformation

Decent Essays

The Protestant Reformation regarded the followers of the Catholic Church finally rebelling and realizing all of the corruption happening in the Church. The Protestant Reformation took place in the 16th century and led to the revolutionization of Europe. The Reformation sparked the Scientific Revolution, Industrial Revolution, and the Enlightenment. The Reformation's challenge to Church authority revolution Europe because people did not accept earlier authorities, questioned earlier authorities thoughts, and started to think for themselves and said that God was not always the answer.

During the Scientific Revolution, questioning applied to the natural world led to yielding the full understanding of nature. Copernicus was someone that questioned the natural world; he did not follow what people said before him without question. Copernicus question mathematicians in 1543 because he wanted to understand astronomy better. Other ways, questioning the natural world happened when people started to interrogate nature. Interrogating nature means: observing what is there and ask questions about it. In 1628, William Harvey wanted to know more about how the heart worked, so to gain the new knowledge he performed vivisection and observed his findings. Vivisection means dissection of a living animal. William Harvey found that blood is continuously pumped by the action of the heart from the vena cava to the arteries and from the arteries to various organs, the pulse drives the blood to

Get Access