How did the Renaissance impact Europe and the world?
In the Middle Ages Christianity was the leading religion in Europe however, "In the mid-1300s, a few scholars began to change this way of thinking. They developed a philosophy that is known as humanism. Today, the term humanism implies focusing on human concerns and disregarding religious matters" (Discovery Education-The Renaissance: Origins and Characteristics Chapter 2). Overall the discovery of this new philosophy changed the way many people thought and felt.