Dante Alighieri 's Divine Comedy Essay
Key learnings from the lectures:
Lecture 1: A number of contributory factors, both political and economic, make the Reformation possible. As the need for education increases, schooling starts to divorce from the Church. The more educated lay and ecclesiastical people become the more apparent the Church’s existing problems get, like the issue of simony.
Lecture 2: Luther’s Theology is deeply concerned with salvation and how one finds security with God. Notable event in both Luther’s Theology and the Reformation movement is Luther’s translation of the Sermon of indulgences and grace to German in 1518, in which his critique of indulgences is made accessible.
Lecture 3: A theological difference between Zwingli and Luther brings a schism in the Reformation movement. Luther supports the physical presence of blood and body in the Eucharist and finds no scriptural evidence of substance, while Zwingli defends a symbolic presence of the Christ.