What Impact Did The Protestant Reformation

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What impact did the Protestant Reformation have on sixteenth-century society and women in particular? Look at topics such as marraige, education, women 's religious duties, and even love and sex The Protestant Reformation was one of the important iconic moments in our history, especially for women, then and now. Before I get into answering the question, I thought it would be right to give a little information about The Protestant Reformation which happened from 1517-1648. The Protestant Reformation was started by Martin Luther (1483-1546), who was a Theologian in the sixteenth century. A Theologian is defined as “the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; the study of God and God’s relation to the world.” Martin Luther had submitted a note which contained the 95 Theses that was written in Latin on October 31, 1915, and left on the door of the Castle Church also known as Schlosskirche Wittenberg. Luther questioned some of the ways and the gratifications of the Roman Catholicism, which resulted in individuals to separate from the Roman Catholic Church and branch off to Protestant. (bio.com). Along with Martin Luther there were other individuals from central and northern Europe, which included Henry VIII and also John Calvin. These three were able to question the authority of the pope and the Catholic Church and the way they described how Christianity was supposed to be. They wanted the authority to come from the Bible and not of the popes and such to have that
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