October 31, 1517, is one of the most important dates to remember in history for this was the date that an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg protesting the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church especially the sale of indulgences. This year is important because October 31, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Luther’s challenge to the Roman Catholic church began a division in Europe and Christianity that still exists today. Next, we will examine the causes of the Reformation and the reasons behind Luther’s protest. After taking notes we will begin presenting your Renaissance art evaluations
Below is a film clip of the 2003 film Luther in which Martin Luther appeared at the Diet of Worms.
Lastly, you will read from Machiavelli’s The Prince and Baldassare Castiglione’s The Courtier.You read and complete a sheet about Machiavelli and you will read a section of Baldassare Castiglione’s The Courtier. If you are absent the links can be found below. You can take a self-test to see if you are Machiavellian. Are you destined to be a ruthless leader? Take the test and find out.