The great period of rebirth in art, literature, and learning in the 14th-16th centuries, which marked the transition into the modern periods of European history
an intellectual movement at the heart of the Renaissance that focused on education and the classics
Greatest of Renaissance authors in Elizabethan England, he reflected ideals of Greek and Roman culture, and humanism. His comedies, tragedies, histories and sonnets were all written in the English vernacular.
German printer who was the first in Europe to print using movable type and the first to use a press (1400-1468)
the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
Peace of Augsburg
1555 agreement declaring that the religion of each German state would be decided by its ruler
the belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power
a member of a Protestant Church governed by elders (Presbyters) and founded on the teachings of John Knox
during the Reformation, a Protestant group that believed in baptizing only those persons who were old enough to decide to be Christian and in separation of church and state.
A 16th century movement in which the Roman Catholic Church sought to make changes in response to the Protestant Reformation
Also known as the Society of Jesus; founded by Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) as a teaching and missionary order to resist the spread of Protestantism.