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Martin Luther & The Protestant Reformation in Europe - Chapter Summary
You'll find concise and easy-to-follow video lessons in this chapter about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Take your time as you watch videos about the beliefs of the Catholic Church, the birth of the Protestant Reformation and the spread of these new beliefs across Europe. Once you finish this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Outline the practices and beliefs of the Catholic Church before the Reformation
- Understand the role of Martin Luther and the 95 Theses in the birth of the Reformation
- Explain how the Protestant Reformation spread across Europe
- Discuss the Council of Trent and how the Catholic Church survived the Reformation
- Describe life after the Reformation and the influence Protestants had on society
When you have access to this informative chapter, you don't need to stress about getting ready for an important exam. You can review as few or as many of these videos as needed to reach your educational and study goals. Along with each lesson, you'll find a short self-assessment quiz that provides a great way to evaluate your progress.
1. The Catholic Church Before the Reformation: Beliefs and Practices
In 1500 C.E. the Roman Catholic Church was a very powerful institution in the West. Watch this video to learn how the Church maintained its power by teaching that salvation could only be earned by those who received the sacraments and performed good works.
2. Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation
This lesson covers the start of the Protestant Reformation. It begins by comparing the vast array and peacefulness of Christian denominations in modern days to the limited choices and violence of the past. Then it goes into the story of Martin Luther, from his 95 Theses through the Diet of Worms up to the beginning of the German Peasant Revolt.
3. The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe
In the 16th century, Martin Luther inspired people to believe that the Catholic Church shouldn't hold authority over laypeople. This lesson explores the spread of these Protestant ideas throughout Europe.
4. The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation
The Protestant Reformation was a movement of Christians who disagreed with some of the teachings and actions of the Catholic Church. This article explores the effect of the Reformation on the Church.
5. Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society
The Protestant Reformation was a huge movement that led to many Christians splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the after effects on families, education and social life.
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