This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the Protestant Reformation and Events Leading up to the Reformation. Both presentations together number 43 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
The theory of divine right, or absolute monarchy entails creation of a single, established church practicing a single ceremonial and teaching a single religious belief system. All Protestants, in varying degrees, took issue with this. They all challenged the position of the Pope and the role of papal authority within the Church regarding the creation of a single, established church with one head.
Henry VIII, wanted a son which his first wife after 18 years of marriage had not produced. When the Pope for his own political reasons would not give him the annulment that he wanted, Henry took matters in his own hands and separated the Church of England from Roman control; in essence, creating his own church. So he broke with Catholicism and the supremacy of the Pope not so much for religious reasons as for dynastic ones.
The break with Rome opened the door for more radical reformers from the continent to come to England to change the theological basis of the Church in a more Protestant direction. Martin Luther and John Calvin, both considered radical reformers had challenged the belief in saints, miracles, the number of the sacraments, the Episcopal organization of the church, and above all the nature of the Mass.
Power point #1 is entitled, The Protestant Reformation - Events Leading up to the Reformation and contains 24 slides and covers the following:
Theory of Divine Right
Church of England
Radical Reformers (2)
Rebellion v. Charles I
Mary & Phillip II
King James I
King James Bible
Fear of Catholicism
Puritans & Dissenters
Policy of “Thorough”
End of Presentation
In the early 16th century western and central Europe followed the Latin Church headed by the Pope. While religion permeated the lives of everyone in Europe there was widespread dissatisfaction with many aspects of the church due to its bloated bureaucracy, perceived arrogance, avarice and abuses of power.
There was also widespread agreement that the church needed to be reformed, to restore it to a purer and more accurate form. While the church was certainly vulnerable to change, there was little agreement on what should be done. A massively fragmented reform movement, with attempts from the Pope at the top to priests at the bottom, was ongoing, but attacks tended to focus on only one aspect at a time, not the whole church and the local nature led only to local success. The main bar to change was the belief that the church still offered the only route to salvation.
What was needed for mass change was a theologian/argument which could convince a mass of both people and priests that they did not need the established church to save them, allowing reform to run unchecked by previous loyalties. Martin Luther presented just such a challenge.
Power point #2 is entitled, The Protestant Reformation and contains 19 slides and covers the following:
Pre-Reformation Latin Church
Failed Reform Movements
Luther & The German Reformation
Zwingli & The Swiss Reformation
Why Did it Catch On?
Shedding of Blood
Luther & Melanchthon
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Protestant Reformation.