HIS 101
Unit 14:  Reformation
95 Theses

A page from a published version of Martin Luther's 95 Theses from 1522 (in Latin, of course).  Luther had originally posted his Theses in 1517 to begin a debate on the church practice of indulgences; photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons.

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What you must do in this unit What you can do in this unit Some videos that you can watch for this unit Extra Credit Options
  • Take the short 5-point quiz for chapter 13. Log into Blackboard and look under "Chapter Quizzes." You have five minutes to complete each quiz (multiple-choice questions).
  • For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read the Council of Trent: Rules on Prohibited Books and in a paragraph explain what the Church was attempting to do with these regulations.
  • For a maximum of 25 points, read the Condemnation of Wycliffe, and his reply and comment in a long paragraph on the exchange of religious views by pope and Wycliffe.
  • Read Luther's 95 Theses and answer the Luther study sheet questions for a maximum of 10 points.  Please write in formal, complete sentences.
  • For a maximum of 50 points, choose one of the famous quotes about the study of history--scroll down that page to find a list of quotes--(Get permission from your instructor first.) and write a one-page paper in which you explain who the author of the quote was, what he/she meant by the quote and then your evaluation of the quote's accuracy. (You can also use the material on these two links, Historians and Why We Study History). Don't forget to cite your sources.
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send the title of the site, the url and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.

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