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10 - Renaissance and Reformation Unit Vocabulary

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ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning
Catholic
a Christian who believes in the authority of the Pope, the importance of the saints, and in the original definition of Christianity as it was passed down from the early Roman Church
Christian
someone who believes in the divinity of Christ; the churches or organizations of said people
doctrine
A belief or group of beliefs presented for acceptance by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group
evoke
to bring (a memory, feeling, image, etc.) into the mind
humanism
a system of values and beliefs that is based on the idea that people are basically good and that problems can be solved using reason instead of religion
indulgences
pardons issued by the Pope that people could buy supposedly to reduce their time in purgatory
Inquisition
trials by the Catholic Church of non-believers and of believers of other religions
novel
new or unusual in an interesting way
Protestant
a Christian who follows neither the Catholic Church nor the Eastern Orthodox Church; Christians who generally find a direct faith in God and personal interpretation of the Bible to be more important as guides than the traditional religious hierarchy of the Roman Church (e.g. the Pope and the Saints)
Reformation
the splitting up of the Western Christian Church into Catholics and Protestants
Renaissance
the rebirth of classical learning, artistic forms, and culture in Europe
theology
the study of religious faith, practice, and experience
thesis
a statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved
vernacular
in the language of the common people
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