This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on The Protestant Reformation. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
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.
The presentation 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 power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....The Protestant Reformation.