Lecture 23.pdf

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Take into consideration opposing viewpoints
Scientific Revolution
The scientific revolution occurred in the mid 16th century to early 18th
century in modern Europe. It was influenced by thinkers like Copernicus,
Galileo, Descartes, and newton who wanted to alter the ideas about the
place of humankind within the cosmos and challenged the teaching and
authority of the church. It was important because it wanted to depart from
older ways of thinking.
Reformation occurred in the 16th century in Western Europe. The
reformations began in 1517 when a German priest, Martin Luther publicly
invited debate about abuses within the Roman Catholic Church by issuing a
document titled “95 Theses”. This challenged the authority of the church and
called into question the position of the clerical hierarchy. This was
revolutionary in 16th century Europe. Political changes, impact on Catholic
A religious missionary order of the Catholic Church that began in the 16th
century in response to the reformation. They sought to spread catholic
Christianity through learning about native peoples and adapting the way
they presented Christianity to native traditions. They converted many native
peoples around the world but more importantly spread scientific knowledge
and literacy along with European diseases in the process.
The enlightenment is the concept where people during the 18th century
began taking the viewpoint of ‘reason over religion’. The enlightenment goes
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