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Reformation: I.

Problems in the Church


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5 Questions OR Interactions

Notes
A. Doubts
1. When the Mongols took over China they reopened the
Silk Road.
2. As a result, ideas from China spread to Europe.
3. Europeans felt inferior
B. The Death
1. Reading led people to see that some church teachings
went against the Bible.
2. The behavior of some priests during the Black Death
gave people doubt.
3. And remember The Church is powerful and
excommunicates, tortures, and sometimes kills people
who disagree.

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C. Catholicism
Authority from Bible and tradition
7 sacraments
Salvation earned through good works
Only clergy have say in church matters.
Mass in Latin.

D. Reasons for Reform


1. Corruption acting badly and unfairly
2. Discrimination treating certain groups badly
3. Money using the churchs power to get rich.
E. The Inquisition
1. It was basically a religious court whose goal was to
save people from going against the church.
2. But how could they get people to change their beliefs?
3. People were tortured until they gave in and changed their
mind.
4. If they would not give in they could be burned at the
stake.
5. This was all in the name of God.

F. Money Problems
1. The Church (especially the pope) spent tons of money on
entertainment and vast building projects.
2. Tithes and donations were not enough to satisfy the
churchs greed.
3. They came up with new ways to make money from the
people.
G. Priests for Pay
1. Priests made a lot of money and werent taxed (good
deal).
2. People wanted this job, so the church made money by
selling it (People paid to become priests).
3. The result: Some priests didnt know much about the
Bible.
H. Indulgences
1. The Church taught that Christians had to work off their
sin in purgatory before going to Heaven.
2. They sold indulgences, papers promising to shorten time
in purgatory.
3. It seemed like they were selling tickets to Heaven.
ESSENTIAL QUESTION ANSWER:
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Reformation: I. Problems in the Church


E.Q:
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5 Questions OR
Interactions

Notes

Doubts
When the Mongols took over China they reopened the Silk
Road.
As a result, ideas from China spread to Europe.
Europeans felt inferior
The Death
____________ led people to see that some
___________________________went against the Bible.
The behavior of some priests during the Black Death gave
people doubt.
And remember The Church is powerful and excommunicates,
tortures, and sometimes kills people who disagree.

Catholicism
Authority from Bible and tradition
7 sacraments
Salvation earned through good works
Only clergy have say in church matters.
Mass in Latin.

Reasons for Reform


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The Inquisition
It was basically a religious court whose goal was to save
people from going against the church.
But how could they get people to change their beliefs?
People were tortured until they gave in and changed their mind.
If they would not give in they could be burned at the stake.
This was all in the name of God.

Money Problems
The Church (especially the pope)
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Tithes and donations were not enough to satisfy the churchs
greed.
They came up with new ways to make money from the people.

Priests for Pay


Priests made a lot of money and werent taxed (good deal).
People wanted this job, so the church made money by selling it
(People paid to become priests).
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Indulgences
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION ANSWER:


5 Complete sentences. Intro sentence, 3 details and closing statement.
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