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In a time where people no longer could trust the ethical system of the Roman Catholic Church there was much confusion and a great need for change In that change there also came a great attack on the Church that could truly be exemplified by men such as Luther and Calvin The resulting reform that the many years of change brought was a new type of Christianity What is so astonishing about the entire process of the Reformation is how greatly it effected the nations of Europe and how on the verge of chaos people like the men mentioned above kept it together All the factors that were strung together can be best illustrated by the main powers in political economic and theological issues who so desperately cried out for innovation The issues of the aforementioned factors caused the dissolution of the greatest power in Europe at the time and ultimately reduced it to a Europe who had no unification for the first time in thousands of years The Reformation could have its earliest roots traced back to the days of Huss and Wycliff who were the first people to speak out publicly against the practices of the Roman Catholic Church However it was Martin Luther who in 1517 really gathered the support of angry fed-up citizens to establish Protestantism Why Luther succeeded in convincing the people when Huss and Wycliff didnt was really based on the political atmosphere of the time that surfaced across Western Europe In the Medieval times the emperors of the Roman Catholic Church which included but not exclusively held to Philip I and Maximilian I had asserted themselves as the secular rulers of Christianity across the continent That meant that as well as being head of the religious department they also controlled the states affairs and
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