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Before and after Humanism (Medieval vs. Modern World)Edit
|Medieval World ~500 - 1500||Modern World 1500-Present|
* Low Urbanization (People live mostly on manors in the countryside.
*Occupation (and life) mostly determined by birth...because that's how God wanted it.
*Highly Superstitious, Religious based understanding of the world around them.
*Steady rise in Urbanization (Increase in the size of cities and towns)
*Occupation is mostly chosen based on skill, preference (sort of), education, but NOT "destiny"
*Increase in rational and secular thinking and scientific explanations of the world.
Why did the Protestant Reformation Happen?Edit
|Christian Humanism||Printing Press||Church Corruption|
*LOOK UP CHRISTIAN HUMANISM
*Christian Humanism dramatically contrasted with Church Corruption
*More copies of the Bible *More complete copies of the Bible
*More vernacular Bibles (Non-Latin/Everyday Language)
*Allows for the distribution of Protestant Pamphlets explaining their beliefs
*The Clergy started abusing their power to make money, or to get more power. This made people angry >:-(
*Abuse of Indulgences made people question the authority and morality of the Church
*Simony resulted in children of powerful and wealthy people getting important church jobs instead of pious clergy being promoted.
*People are angry at the Church and doubt its authority.