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Lecture 7

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University of Toronto Scarborough
David Perley

Religion - Lecture 7  Luther - wants us to take responsibility individually as well as together with the community. - establishing relationships with the divine is "individual" but serving as a community is "social". - Individual focus, as well as duty to community - Autonomy + voluntary -> conscious individual choice - Protestants think baptism -> should be a choice and there should be for adults which would Express voluntary choice - Germany region - clamped on too much self-reflection/rebellion which is not good  Free lord - Subject to God - But early "god" (pope) is not subject or above  Meditation - 15th/16th century - getting in the way between us and God - Have to go through the church to get to God (rituals, money, and pilgrimage) - Luther thought that these types of mediation blocked us from the divine (obstacles)  decadent - Splurging, overdoing, showing off - spending lots and doesn't take responsibility  most common of the protestants - Indulgence - Wealthy people giving money and church would pay for the ancestors and people to forgive Their sins and save them a place in heaven - Priestly class is problematic - Pope + priests -> ministers, pastors, celibacy/monasteries - Once Luther gets social political power he shuts down monasteries and nunneries (aristocratic) - He feels family should be the prototype rather than the church - meant women had less options -> only wives or mothers - If not married by adulthood they're seen as whores and kicked out of the region because they're Not buying into the community  materialism - Too much focus on excessive stuff - tries to create a distinction between the material and spiritual church - Each individual has flat duty to have a direct encounter with God by reading the scripture - Latin was the language so he translated it into German to benefit the region If one literate person then they can read it and recite to others  Context -> media 1) Economic - feudalism -> capitalism - If you have land you have power Feudalism -> manufacturing class -> (Durban?) Capitalism -> agriculture 2) Political - try to keep all power in Rome - Rome goes through decentralization 3) Language -> vernacular -> common form of a language (street language) - Flow of information - can maintain authority because they have knowledge of it through interpretation - control though language - Promotion through language - distributes pamphlets with his ideas - Luther promotes self-reliance 3) Printing press - "95 theses" - 1517 - protest beings in 1517 -internal Latin document given to the church - He was trying to engage church at first - has arguments on the problems of the church - Magisterial -> one who has authority (majesty) -> New merchant class (magistrates) - He doesn't get a friendly reply  "justification by faith alone" -> Paul - less
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