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'''Religion in the Renaissance''' can be best summed up by saying that the [[Renaissance]] was a period of huge [[religious]] turmoil. The studies and teachings of the [[Humanists]] eventually lead to the [[Reformation]], and many of the religious debates can be broadly (and as inaccurately as broad generalisations usually are) categorised as a battle between the [[Reformers]] and the [[Catholic Church]], or the [[Humanists]] and the [[Scholastics]].
 
[[Religion in the Renaissance]] can be best summed up by saying that the '''Renaissance''' was a period of huge [[religious]] turmoil. The studies and teachings of the [[Humanists]] eventually lead to the [[Reformation]], and many of the religious debates can be broadly (and as inaccurately as broad generalisations usually are) categorised as a battle between the [[Reformers]] and the [[Catholic Church]], or the [[Humanists]] and the [[Scholastics]].
 
   
 
The battle between the [[Reformers]] and the [[Catholic Church]] more properly belongs to the [[Reformation]] than the [[Renaissance]] however.
 
The battle between the [[Reformers]] and the [[Catholic Church]] more properly belongs to the [[Reformation]] than the [[Renaissance]] however.
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* [[Martin Luther]], the founder of [[Lutheranism]]
 
* [[Martin Luther]], the founder of [[Lutheranism]]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Huss John Huss], an early reformer (1369 - 1415, burned at the stake).
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Huss John Huss], an early reformer (1369 - 1415, burned at the stake).
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Calvin John Calvin], the founder of [[Calvinism]], which was the religious basis of the [http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguenot Huguenots] in [[France]] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyterian Presbyterians] of [[Scotland]] and elsewhere.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Calvin John Calvin], the founder of [[Calvinism]], which was the religious basis of the [http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguenot Huguenots] in [[France]] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyterian Presbyterians] of [[Scotland]] and elsewhere.
 
* [http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldreich_Zwingli Huldreich Zwingli], mad as a cut snake and the founder of the [[Reformation]] in [[Switzerland]], especially [[Zurich]].
 
* [http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldreich_Zwingli Huldreich Zwingli], mad as a cut snake and the founder of the [[Reformation]] in [[Switzerland]], especially [[Zurich]].

Revision as of 23:13, 9 November 2003

Religion in the Renaissance can be best summed up by saying that the Renaissance was a period of huge religious turmoil. The studies and teachings of the Humanists eventually lead to the Reformation, and many of the religious debates can be broadly (and as inaccurately as broad generalisations usually are) categorised as a battle between the Reformers and the Catholic Church, or the Humanists and the Scholastics.

The battle between the Reformers and the Catholic Church more properly belongs to the Reformation than the Renaissance however.

Having said that, the man in the street took a much greater interest in religion during the Renaissance than during the Middle Ages -- if only because the religious discourses of the time affected his or her life to a much greater extent than previously. Joe Average of 1540 would be much more likely to hold a strong religious opinion than Joe Average of 1340 -- who would most likely have simply believed whatever he heard at the pulpit.

Important Popes and other Church notables

Important figures of the Reformation