The Protestant Revolution

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The Protestant Revolution was a challenge to the Renaissance because it followed classical sources in the glorification of human nature and loyalty to traditional religion, being impressed more with human potential of doing evil over good. --Second decade of the sixteenth century; conflict existed during this time from emerging nation-states of Europe --Saxony, Germany (spread through N Europe quickly) --The members were literate and sophisticated about the world in a rapidly growing industry that was economically ambitious, they had an economic stake in fanning religious conflict with Protestant propaganda --Local/distant authority ‘bullying or pushing around’ people resulted in a Protestant sermon/pamphlet seeming directly relevant --Descent of teaching and spiritual practice of church in order to seek a more heartfelt, idealistic and heretical religious piety. Resulted from increased knowledge of the world and those controlling their lives, increased travelling, new postal systems information further at their disposal --Religious simplicity in imitation of Jesus, more egalitarian and spiritual church (members and head of church have voice), living manifestly according to its New Testament Brothers fostered religious life outside formal ecclesiastical offices and religious vows, spreading rapidly throughout North and some of South Europe. Clerics and laity shared a common life around individual piety and practical religion without abandoning their ordinary secular
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