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Feb 01, 2009 | Lance Hahn

Church History - Part 2

“My conscience is a prisoner of God’s word. I cannot and will not recant, for to disobey one’s conscience is neither just nor safe. God help me. Amen.” Martin Luther, 1521


“If the inner man is such that he finds his delight in the law of God because he has been created in the divine image in order to have communion with Him, it follows that there will be no law or word which will delight that inner man more than the Word of God."  Ulrich Zwingli


“Let us beware lest our words and thoughts go beyond what the Word of God tells us...We must leave to God His own knowledge,...and conceive Him as He makes Himself known to us, without attempting to discover anything about His nature apart from His Word.” John Calvin

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Some Dates and Figures to Know for This Week 


Background on the Reformation – 1400-1500 Paradigm Shift

4 Main Religious Shifts

1.)    Papacy Wanes in Power

2.)    Great Schism of the West

3.)    Constantinople Falls to Islam

4.)    Renaissance’s Humanism/Individualism Takes Hold

Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536)

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531)


John Calvin (1509-1564)

The Reformation Impact

·         4 Major Groups Emerge in North America

1.       Lutherans – Luther & Melancthon (Minnesota, Wisconsin & Dakotas)

2.       Reformed – Zwingli & John Calvin (Michigan & some South)

3.       Anabaptists – Mennonites & Amish (W. Pennsylvania & some South)

4.       Anglicans/Episcopalians – Kramer & Barns (New England Area)

Catholic Counter Reformation

·         1546 Council of Trent

The Great Divide – Theological Distinctions Between Traditional Catholic & Protestant Views


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