Reformation Effects By: Maxy Castro and Katie Sprague

Peasants' Revolt

what was the cause of this event?

- the peasants' revolts were due to their lack of rights

- some wanted better living conditions and wages

- revolts based on economic and social justice

- soon revolts had to do with Martin Luther's religious ideas

what was the effect of this event?

- Luther criticized the peasants and the nobility

how did this event help to expand the Reformation?

- Luther's ideas were met with enthusiasm from peasants

- their enthusiasm may have helped inspire others to believe in Martin Luther

Religious Wars

what was the cause of this event?

- in 1521 the Holy Roman Emperor named Charles V didn't have control over his Empire

- at this time, there were many wars in Europe over religious beliefs

what was the effect of this event?

- Lutheran princes from Germany attacked taking advantage of his weakness

how did this event help to expand the Reformation?

- helped shape future religions

- helped determine which kinds of religion would thrive

Creation of the Church of England

what was the cause of this event?

- started when King Henry VIII wanted to divorce and the pope wouldn't allow it

what was the effect of this event?

- King Henry VIII founded the Church of England

- this church rejected the power of the pope but kept most of the Catholic beliefs

- William Tyndale thought that the Anglican Church should abandon Catholic practices

how did this help to expand the Reformation?

- created a new branch of Christianity

The Council of Trent

Gathering high levels of the church

The effect of the council of Trent was each other wanted to make clear the difference between the Catholic Church

Protestants found religious truth in the Bible alone

They met between 1545 and 1563

Creation of the Society of Jesus

Founded by Ignatius of Loyola in the 1530s

(in most parts) Military organization

Main focuses: discipline, obedience, based of off faith and reason, studies of the religious philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas

Jesuits studied African, South American and Asian languages

The Inquisition

A court established to investigate atheists (people who "wander from the way for the Lord and Catholic faith)

Used tactics such as forms of interrogation and torture to get to atheists to o confess their sins

Protestant people were included in the inquisition

Mostly around Europe, but more in famous in Spain (the Spanish Inquisition)

The Papacy wrote books threatening the Catholic faith, which the Pope ordered for anyone (of the Catholic faith) to collect the "forbidden books" which also meant Protestant bibles


Created with images by 21025 - "church steeple religion" • kevin dooley - "If plastic toys could speak: A series in terror" • Sean MacEntee - "Holy Cross at Sunrise"

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