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in what ways did the english reformation differ from the reformation in continental europe. I really didn't get this question. I tried to do it but it was worthless

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  1. The English Reformation was largely brought about by Henry VIII who wanted to be head of his own church and not follow the orders of the Pope in Rome. Also -- remember he had six wives.

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  2. Is this all I need for this question

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  3. You need to show how the English Reformation was different from the Reformation on the Continent.

    Combine what you know about the two Reformations in your answer.

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  4. Reformation is the religious revolution that took place in Western Europe in the 16th century. It arose from objections to doctrines and practices in the medieval church, loss of papal authority and credibility as well as other societal, political and economical issues of the time. This revolution had a major impact on Europe and it gave way to short term and long-term consequences, which still can be seen today.
    There were many causes of Reformation, some go as far back as the fourteenth century. One of the main ones was that the papal authority and credibility were damaged. This was done through, Avignon papacy, - a time where the headquarters of the Holy See had to be moved from Rome to Avignon, it brought uncertainty to the people, as they did not trust the Pope, and believed the Pope favoured the French. Following this, the Great Western Schism also contributed to the loss of papal authority as it split Christian Europe into hostile camps, because three different men were claiming to be the true Pope, each having some support from different kings and princes of Europe. Finally, the corruption of the Renaissance papacy, such as that of Alexander VI (who did not keep the celibacy vow) resulted in loss of papal credibility.
    As the Holy See was not as powerful anymore, it was suffering from attacks on the papacy. Many felt that the Pope and his Bishops had developed into an abusive feudal monarchy. They were not happy that the Church was concentrating on making profits and not on the spiritual well being of people. Early reformation movements such as the Lollards and the Hussites that were founded by John Wycliffe and John Huss respectively were suppressed for their attacks on the papacy.

    People also resented the Church, because of practices such the indulgences – when individuals paid to church for forgiveness of their sins. The society was aware that the higher clergy was interested in political power, material possessions, and...
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    I don't know how to put this in my own words please help

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  5. Don't even try, Elina.

    Use what you understand in your own book -- and then put it in your own words.

    Make two lists.

    One will give the facts about the Reformation in continental Europe and will include such items as Luther, Calvin, disgust with Roman Catholic corruption, etc.

    The other list will give the facts about the English Reformation -- primarily centering around King Henry VIII.

    Please let me know what year or grade you're in so that I can better help you.

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  6. oh I'm in grade 8, high school

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  7. I thought so.

    You'll be fine if you just work to understand your text book and put that information in your own words.

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  8. Sorry but i am seeming not to find anything. I'll keep trying, but I have to go off of here right now, and search through this book. thanx ms Sue

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