Scientific Revolution And The Protestant Reformation

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The Protestant Reformation is a religious movement that began with a conflict between the Latin Catholic church and the Lutheran church and their followers. The two had different views in their theology. This happened during a time period in the early 16th century which lasted until the end of the 18th century. The Latin Catholics controlled the people choices including religious and political views. The Latin Catholics engaged in plenty wrong doing from gambling, breaking the rules of celibacy and being absent from the community. The majority of Catholics were ready for a change. Religious laws entitled men to take control of their families. To them this was a form of respect. Some of the laws resulted in physical violence to their families. …show more content…
From my opinion I feel that this is bias speaking as an African American student. In studying world history, the scientific revolution was based on new ideas that has been brought to the surface for our society. It is explained that Muslim scholars received their learning from India, Babylonia and Egypt civilizations. We, in America know that Egypt is better known as Africa. Within my culture it is referred to as the “Mother Land”. The Muslim scholars advanced in places such as Cordoba and Baghdad and went on to begin the first world’s universities. Can you imagine how great this was? These scholars expanded in areas such as mathematics, medicine, astronomy and physics. The scholars had great inventions such as algebra. Algebra in which we know as a style of language in which we demonstrate a repetitive process through patterns. The Muslim scholars went on to algorithm. This is referred to as a process in which a sequence of rules are to follow by problem solving. Algorithm as we know is mainly used for division. The scholars went on to record great works. During the medieval times, it is stated that Nicolaus Copernicus born in 1473 was known as an Aristotelian. Copernicus believed that the stars, planets and earth all revolved around the sun. Copernicus published a book called “On the Revolutions” however, he feared that many people would shame him. His book …show more content…
Through change a great leader known as Martin Luther stepped in to make changes to bring peace to the two religions. Through defeat came destruction with the Catholics and Calvinist. It was later that the Saint Bartholomew occurred. This day created a war which claimed the lives of many people. Many people were exposed. In1625 King Christian IV took over the land and the Europeans gained power. The war lasted thirty years. After the war people were at peace with each other. The Scientific Revolution became about. This revolution created new ideas which brought to surface for many people. Throughout the Revolution many scholars contributed to the laws in which we use today. Copernicus, an Aristotelian confirmed that all the planets and stars revolved around earth. He went on to write a book named “On the Revolutions’’. It was Copernicus theory that assisted other scholars. It was later that Galilei invented the telescope. The telescope is an object designed to see further objects closer. Moving forward in time, a 24 year old male by the name of Isaac newton confirmed his theory of gravity. He confirmed that the world is round and not flat as others believed this to be fact. I feel that you will now understand the difficulties of this era. Many people were succumbed in their way of thinking by religion. If you did not believe in certain ways that

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