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Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course European History #9

When the Protestant Reformation broke out in Western Europe, the Catholic Church got the message, at least a little bit. Pope Paul III called a council to look into reforming some aspects of the Catholic Church and try to stem the tide of competing Christian sects popping up all over the place. The Council ofContinue reading “Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course European History #9”

Reformation and Consequences: Crash Course European History #7

The Protestant Reformation didn’t exactly begin with Martin Luther, and it didn’t end with him either. Reformers and monarchs changed the ways that religious and state power were organized throughout the 16th and early 17th centuries. Jean Calvin in France and Switzerland, the Tudors in England, and the Huguenots in France also made major contributionsContinue reading “Reformation and Consequences: Crash Course European History #7”

The Protestant Reformation: Crash Course European History #6

You may have noticed that the internet is terrible at religious discourse. Well, this is not a new phenomenon. In the early 16th century, the Roman Catholic church dominated Christianity in Europe, and the institution was starting to show some cracks. Tensions mounted and protests grew, and eventually, the Protestant Reformation happened. Martin Luther nailedContinue reading “The Protestant Reformation: Crash Course European History #6”