Which major movement in European history started with the idea expressed in this statement? “Christians should be taught that he who gives to a poor man or lends to a needy man does better than if he used the money to buy an indulgence.”
A. Commercial Revolution B. Industrial Revolution C. Renaissance D. Protestant Reformation
The correct answer to this question is D, Protestant Reformation, which was a 16th century Western Christianity movement. This movement occured in Europe. The Protestant Reformation started in 1517 with Martin Luther's "Ninety-Five Theses", which were a list of propositions that protested the selling of indulgences. There were many causes to this movement. The religious cause was due to problems with authorities of the church.
The economic and social cause was due to advances in technology and the way revenue was being recieved by the church. Lastly, the political cause was due to differences in foreign affairs and challenges with authority figures.