BC: Websites http://www.mb-soft.com/believe/txn/reformat.htm http://thirdmill.org/newfiles/jac_arnold/CH.Arnold.RMT.2.html http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/REFORM/COUNTER.HTM http://history-world.org/reformation_and_counter_reformat.htm
FC: THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION
1: The Reformation is believed to have started after Martin Luther Posted his Ninety Five Thesis. Martin Luther challenged the Roman Catholic Church's selling of indulgences. This sparked the creation of Lutheranism. | The Reformation was a movement within Western Christendom to get rid of the Church's abuses and to restore and practices that Protestants believed the Bible really taught. This led to the separation from the Roman Catholic Church.
2: John Wycliffe is the founder of Lollards and was a preacher of the gospel. He is known as the Morning Star of the Reformation. | Influenced by Wycliffe, John Huss created the Hussites. Another form of pre-Reformation protestant religions. Burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic Church. | Desiderius Erasmus was a Dutch Renaissance Humanist. Erasmus was also the first person to believe in a Protestant movement.
3: Martin Luther Started the German Reformation after he challenged the selling of Indulgences. King Henry VIII started the English Reformation so he could divorce his wife. Ulrich Zwingli was the leader of the Swiss Reformation. John Calvin creates the Genevan Reformation and Calvanism. Calvanism replaces Lutheranism as the dominant Protestant force.
4: Anabaptism Anabaptist were pacifist Christians from the Radical Reformation. They didn't believe in baptizing children; they only baptized true believers. Communion was restricted to true believers only; Catholic Communion was out. | Antitrinitarians Did not believe in the Trinity; the belief of God being eternal, Equal in Nature, Authority and Knowledge. The Antitrinitarians challenged the divinity of Jesus, and also challenged the thought of the Holy Spirit.
5: The Counter Reformation The Counter Reformation was an attempt by the Roman Catholic Church to suppress the Protestant Reformation. The Counter Reformation was a combined effort of the Holy Roman Empire and Spain to dismember Protestant movements and Reform Catholocism | Religious Wars The French Wars of Religion (1562-1598) Started with Huguenots(French Protestants) revolt against the Catholic Church. This series of unfortunate events led to the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. (August 24th, 1572) The Thirty Year's War (1618-1648) One of the deadliest religious battles in European history. The conflict was that of religion, more specifically Protestants vs. Catholics.