The first half of this program examines the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries in Europe known as the Renaissance. This time of "rebirth" laid emphasis on the humanism, appreciation for the ancient classics, truth and beauty. There was difficulty in balancing their extreme love for human beauty and achievement and where God would fit in their lives. Davinci and Michelangelo and famous explorers gave the world new beauty and discoveries. Abuse of indulgences and within the papacy gave need for much reform within the Church. Erasmus and St. Thomas More introduce a new vision to the Church. The latter half of the video, entitled "The Era of Protest", looks at Martin Luther striving to bring about reform and his eventual formation of the Protestant religion. Even Protestants began separating among themselves. The Counter-Reformation begins and leads to the Council of Trent. St. Ignatius Loyola found the Jesuit order and the two great mystics, St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, did much to purify the Church.
Media ID: 11251
Length: 45 Min.
Publisher: Ikonographics
Level: JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult