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Ch 19: The European Protestant Reformation

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The European Protestant Reformation - Chapter Summary

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  • Detail the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church before the Reformation
  • Discuss Martin Luther and the birth of the Protestant Reformation
  • Outline the spread of the Protestant Reformation across Europe
  • Explain the conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Europe and the New World
  • Describe how the Council of Trent helped the Catholic Church survive the Reformation
  • Identify the influence of Protestantism on society and in life after the Reformation
  • Explore how religious beliefs in the Catholic Church transformed during this time
  • Detail the counter-Reformation and the revival of the Catholic Church

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: The European Protestant Reformation
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What Is Catholicism? - Definition, Beliefs & History

1. What Is Catholicism? - Definition, Beliefs & History

The Roman Catholic Church has a storied history that reaches back 2,000 years and touches all corners of the globe. That said, it has not been without its share of both internal and external conflict. In this lesson, we will define Catholicism and explore its beliefs and history.

Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

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.

The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

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.

The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

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.

The Reformers & the Catholic Church: How Religious Beliefs Transformed During the Reformation

5. The Reformers & the Catholic Church: How Religious Beliefs Transformed During the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation challenged the beliefs of the Catholic Church. This lesson explores some of the differing beliefs among Protestant and Catholic reformers.

The Counter-Reformation: How the Catholic Church Revived

6. The Counter-Reformation: How the Catholic Church Revived

In this lesson, we will learn about the Counter-Reformation. We will learn how the Catholic Church responded to the Protestant Reformation, and we will explore the major themes involved.

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