What Was The Impact Of The Renaissance Influence On Christianity

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The renaissance/early modern period was a time of a global revolution for the benefit of humanity. At the time, the church had dictated the production of language, and communication.
Society had rekindled; reborn with all the changes implemented in the fresh new century that had just begun (1300-1700). Majority of the world had been living, or still trying to adopt the
“Western Civilization” style of life. It was seen as a modern thing to do at this current time period, and if you weren’t living under the societal norms and standards of “Western
Civilization”, you were not considered ‘modern’, or ‘civilized’. This concept had originated in
Europe, which is believed to be the core of ‘Modernity’ (Taylor, Tanya ‘An introduction to the
Renaissance
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It was printed and issued (being sold) at an incredibly fast pace. This was remarkably new during the Renaissance period. Gutenburg’s invention contributed to
Christianity’s reformation (1517) by printing many copies of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, which exposed the imperfections and flaws of the church. It had allowed him to communicate and spread his knowledge very quickly throughout Wittenberg. By doing so, a reform began to spread vastly within Wittenberg. (Taylor, Tanya ‘Tutorial’ Jan 22 nd , 2018. York university,
Toronto, ON.).

One of the main reasons the printing press contributed to the reform was because of its connection to the Bible, and the production/distribution of it. During the early ages of the

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renaissance, most civilians were illiterate, and could not read. Most would look towards the church for guidance, and the listening of scriptures from the Bible. The church essentially dictated the way a person would perceive life, and how one’s life was to be lived (Martin Luther
’95 Theses’ Wittenburg, Germany 1517. PDF). At the time, the clergy sold indulgences
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York university, Toronto, ON.). The printing press had brought both Civilization and Modernity to Europe and had gone global. People all over the world were able to translate and read text from different countries due to it (Taylor, Tanya ‘An introduction to the Renaissance or Early
Modern Period’ Jan 15 th , 2018. York university, Toronto, ON.). Though there were many faults

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that the printing press had caused, it was vastly outweighed by its positive impact as majority of the printing presses contributions were in efforts to further better society. Johannes’s innovation made life easier in terms of sharing knowledge, and communicating ideas and reforms that helped shaped the world we live in today. Gutenburg’s creation is important for if he hadn’t come about this discovery, the reform of Western society, and language would have been significantly delayed. Also, the printing press foreshadowed technology, the evolution of it, and the great strides that were to come after this amazing invention. It correspondingly introduced
Capitalism, which has been present for years, and is still existent in today’s

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