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What do you think the Reformation was?

1Historygenius
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9/24/2012 5:20:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
For AP European history, my teacher has given us a debate so I decided it would fun to post this to Debate.org. The debate is:

Resolved: The Reformation was decidedly a political event.

People in support must justify that it was while people who oppose must say that it was a either a religious, economic, social, or other event. You cannot be on the fense for this debate. So, what do you think it was?
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9/25/2012 11:16:22 AM
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At 9/24/2012 5:20:44 PM, 1Historygenius wrote:
For AP European history, my teacher has given us a debate so I decided it would fun to post this to Debate.org. The debate is:

Resolved: The Reformation was decidedly a political event.

People in support must justify that it was while people who oppose must say that it was a either a religious, economic, social, or other event. You cannot be on the fense for this debate. So, what do you think it was?

Are you saying the cause of the Reformation was political or the effects of the reformation were political? Are you also saying that the only cause/effect is political?
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9/25/2012 11:37:58 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/24/2012 5:20:44 PM, 1Historygenius wrote:
For AP European history, my teacher has given us a debate so I decided it would fun to post this to Debate.org. The debate is:

Resolved: The Reformation was decidedly a political event.

People in support must justify that it was while people who oppose must say that it was a either a religious, economic, social, or other event. You cannot be on the fense for this debate. So, what do you think it was?

The Reformation was sparked by religion, but was decidedly a political event.
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9/26/2012 6:51:08 PM
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If you believe my old Euro Civ professor it's all about humanism.
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10/5/2012 1:11:25 PM
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Vaguely unrelated to the topic, but I understand the Reformation to have sparked the Counter-Reformation which sparked the Scientific Revolution.
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10/9/2012 5:29:36 PM
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At 9/24/2012 5:20:44 PM, 1Historygenius wrote:
For AP European history, my teacher has given us a debate so I decided it would fun to post this to Debate.org. The debate is:

Resolved: The Reformation was decidedly a political event.

People in support must justify that it was while people who oppose must say that it was a either a religious, economic, social, or other event. You cannot be on the fense for this debate. So, what do you think it was?

Bit late to comment, but I would argue that the reformation (I'm assuming you're talking about that bit of chaos that emerged within christendom as a result of Luther) was all of those things. To examine the influences that caused it or impacts which followed on any of those levels (religious, economic, social, political, etc.) I think is appropriate, but to assert that the reformation itself was exclusively something that exists within one of those frameworks might be a bit narrow, unless your view of history cast the entire lineage of human existence itself as exclusively economic (Marx) or social (bulter) or political (etc.).
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