The Protestant Reformation began in 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany by Martin Luther. With his posting of the 95 Theses, Europe was plunged into religious, political and social chaos for over two centuries, leaving millions dead.
Do you understand the historical forces and religious issues that sparked the Reformation?
Can you trace Martin Luther’s role in the religious movement to reform the Roman Catholic Church?
Can you summarize the Church’s response to Luther through the Peace of Augsburg?
Can you evaluate the impact of the Peace of Augsburg?
Can you explain the spread of the Protestant faith in England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I?
Reformation Spreads and the Counter Catholic Response
Can you explain John Calvin’s Protestant teachings and their spread throughout northern and western Europe?
Can you describe the beliefs of other reformers and the roles of women in the Reformation?
Do you understand the reforms attempted within the Catholic Church and the outcomes of the Council of Trent?
Can you summarize the religious, social and political effects of the Reformation on Europe?