The reformation was a time of religion and redemption, and most Europeans belonged to the catholic Church.
Can I interest you in some bread?
No thanks, i was just heading to church
Most Popes lived in Italy and were Italian. But the two main centers of the Catholic Church Were Italy AND France
Italy always get their people to be the pope, France deserved as much glory as them
We have just as much power, we cane rule over the catholic church
The two sides fought for power which ended up causing the schism. The two sides elected their own Pope which caused disorganization and weakness.
The two sides just fight the whole time, this isn't how the catholic church is meant to be
We need a true leader, or at least the whole truth
Then you will be banned from the church!
The two sides eventually sisned a treaty but there were still problems. The church owned a third of Europe's land and made people pay unfair taxes and have cruel punishments.
I don't want to pay your taxes, they don't even support us
People began to question the Church and people like John Whitcliffe spoke out against Its power and others questioned its Christian Faith.
Should the pope really have the power over kingdoms and countries, he can pretty much do whatever he wants
Martin luther questioned the Catholic idea that Salvation can be earned by good works. He believed that he was sinning by that idea and believed that god was a god of salvation. He gained a lot of followers
He does make a good Point...
God is a god of Mercy, We are sinning by trying to earn his faith by WORKS!