During the 10th century, the Church was facing a number of problems that were undermining its authority. It had gotten involved with feudal lords who it now wanted to keep happy. It practiced simony, meaning it sold ecclesiastical offices to the highest bidder rather than people trained in the beliefs of the church. Also, many of the priests and monks were illiterate, meaning … [Read more...]
The Protestant Reformation started in 1517 when Martin Luther published his 95 Theses on the abuses of those in power within the Catholic Church. The event kick-started the efforts of John Calvin and other early Protestants who eventually separated from the Catholic Church. Read articles about the Protestant Reformation below.
Europe went through a number of political shifts and social transformations during the period between 1000 and 1700 which played a huge role in the rise of mysticism, the Protestant Reformation, and the witch craze. … [Read more...]
A reader asks: I am a person who looks for information on the types of things that are on your site. I like to know the real truths and origins of things like this but, where do you get this type of information from. Like for instance, about things that are not in the bible. God had man create the bible so we can know the truth but I see more information about all these people … [Read more...]