The Renaissance And The Reformation

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2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (NIV) “For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” The Renaissance and the Reformation was an era in time of rebirth for aspects in life. Per our reading the term Renaissance is another name for rebirth. “Renaissance is a term that means “re-birth”. The idea is that there was a re-birth of classical Greco-Roman cultural heritage into European society.” With this new found discover of re-birth, the circumstances of the Roman Catholic church were thrust into the…show more content…
“The pope alone has the power, right, and full authority, extending beyond that of all councils, to call, adjourn, and dissolve the councils. This is attested not only by the Holy Scriptures as well as the statements of the Holy Fathers and our predecessors on the throne at Rome, but even the councils themselves.” These two examples that are provided proves that the church wanted full authority over matters in the church as well as matters outside of the church because it was ordained by God. Two historical critics of the Roman Catholic church during the late middle ages were John Wycliffe and John Hus. Neither men were humanist, John Wycliffe was a professor who had strong views of the pope. On the other hand, John Hus was a priest who also taught at University where he was introduced to the teachings of John Wycliffe. John Wycliffe wanted to expose the Pope of his corruption that was consuming him because John Wycliffe believed the power was too much for the pope. “I confess that the indulgences of the pope, if they are what they are said to be, are a manifest blasphemy, inasmuch as he claims a power to save men almost without limit…This doctrine is a manifold blasphemy against Christ, inasmuch as the pope is extolled above his humanity and
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