In this article we’ll be looking at simple key words to introduce ourselves into the basics of The Papacy and reform. These words will form a very brief basis of the European aspect of 16th Century History AS level and should be learnt.
Reformation – The process of pivotal change within society.
Protestant – A new form of Christianity, in protest against the Catholic Church.
Holy Roman Empire – The seculor head of Christendom
Erasmus – A leading humanist.
Heresy – An opposite opinion to the Catholic view.
Martin Luther – Protestant leader.
Indulgences – Paper signed by the pope to send you to heaven.
Charles V – Holy Roman Emperor in 1519.
John Calvin – Protestant leader.
Ana baptism – People must be baptized again, even children who’ve already had the process done already.
Ignatius Loyola – A leader of the “society of Jesus”.
Jesuits – A group of religious influential people.
Council of Trent – A group of people who had meetings to create clear definitions of the Catholic doctrine and to reform discipline of the church.