Unit VI: The Age of Renaissance and Reformation (+/- AD 1300-1600)
Focus: the influence of Humanism and the division of Christendom
A. Humanism (notes for Feb. 7/10)
B. Causes of the Protestant Reformation_1.-2. (notes for Feb. 11/12)
***Thurs. Feb. 13th to Fri. Feb. 14th—Catholic Educators’ Conference: no classes***
***Mon. Feb. 17th—Family Day Holiday: no classes***
B. Causes of the Protestant Reformation_3.-4. (notes for Feb. 18/19)
à You will do question #1 for today.
à Bonus: take a look at the following link to Raimon de Cornet’s poem that criticized the Church under the Avignon Papacy. To what abuses is he referring? Don’t forget to cite.
C. Luther’s “Revolt”_1. Luther himself & 2. Chronology (notes for Feb. 20/21)
à Tempus Magazines due today!!!
à While you’re trying to figure out whether Luther was a “reformer” or a “revolutionary” (or both?), take a look at this YouTube clip to see if this helps you make your decision…or not.
C. Luther’s “Revolt”_3. Theological Differences (notes for Feb. 24/25)
D. Spread of Protestantism (notes for Feb. 26/27)
à You’re probably going to do #2 in class.
à CHI #6 assigned due Monday, Mar. 9th.
E. Division of Protestantism (notes for Feb. 28/Mar. 2)
Good luck to those involved in the Peter Vogel Balsa Bridge Building Contest on Mar. 2. Make sure you get the side notes.
F. Counter Reformation_1. Council of Trent (notes for Mar. 3/4)
à Within the tension between the Reformation and the Counter Reformation were two significant events that dealt with the Indigenous Peoples of what was then called the New World.
The second was the Las Leyes Nuevas or New Laws of the Indies for the Good Treatment and Protection of the Indians of 1542 issued by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Taking his cue from his grandmother Isabella of Castile, Charles forbade the enslavement of the Indigenous Peoples in Spanish territories. That primary source can be found here.
Compare and contrast Sublimis Deus and Las Leves Nuevas considering the motives of both laws to protect the native populations.
F. Counter Reformation_2. Jesuits & 3. Missions & 4. Martyrs (notes for Mar. 5/6)
[F3, F4, F5, F6].
à The Jesuits sent to New France wrote extensive reports of their missionary activities in what is now Québec. Here are some of their primary source letters accompanied by some secondary sources (some of whom will question the Jesuits’ motives) and some images. This packet is courtesy of The Critical Thinking Consortium. (Please visit their website here).
The primary sources can be found here.
1. Look at Letter # 9; explain how Jean Pierron and the Jesuits used their knack of adaptability to evangelize the Mohawks.
2. Look at Letters #1-3; explain how Jean Brébeuf relied on the Jesuits’ military-style discipline in his work among the Hurons.
F. Counter Reformation_5. Catholic vs. Protestant Polemics (skipped this year)
[F3, F4, F5, F6]
à CHI #6 due today.
On March 9/10/13 (Day 1) and March 11/12/30 we will be watching the move The Mission.
à You may get an assignment on this movie due at the end of class on Mar. 15.
1. Give specific examples from the movie of the skills the Jesuits had in their missions that the Benedictines and the Mendicants did not have.
2. In the end, whose reaction to the
transfer of the
******Mar. 14-29—Spring Break: no classes***
à Your next test will be on Monday, Apr. 6 for Day 2 classes and Tuesday, Apr. 7 for Day 1 classes. The test will cover Unit 5 (except for the Crusades) and all of Unit 6.
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