Reformation

Cesar H.5th period

What was the change?

The Reformation was a great revolt against Rome and the authority of the church.  It said that the bible had all authority and man had the right to  interpret it for himself.  The Reformation said that since the Scriptures were authentic its views on the way of salvation and organization of the Christian church would be a change from the Catholic church of Rome.

Who were the people associated with the change?

How did the change impact the society at the time?

It changed how people viewed the faith from one faith to many competing faiths. People broke off into many faiths and there was a lot of strife in society.It also gave them a new work ethic called the Protestant work ethic and that differed from the past. The people also felt free of contraints....they did not feel like they had to answer to the priests anymore...they felt that God was the supreme king over the Pope. This brought into question spiritual authority and and its place in society.

how is the change evident in today's modern society?

In modern society the church is no longer seen as an the authority separate from secular government but with its own say in matters. its now seen as a totally separate orgnization. The Reformation changed the way people viewed their Spiritual faith and the way they approached decisions, which lead to modern concepts of Democracy.