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What caused the Protestant Reformation?
The "Protest" that "Reformed" Christianity (the Catholic Church of the Renaissance era) and in doing so created many different denominations of Christianity occurred for primarily 4 different categorical reasons.
1. Clerical Pluralism
Catholic priests and other Catholic officials were very busy and shorthanded.
Priests were to cover the spiritual and emotional needs of the village and surrounding area, but this was a big job for just one person. Sometimes that meant a priest being responsible for multiple churches simultaneously. Often people would come to see the priest for confession, counsel, etc. and were disappointed to find that he ...
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