Causes of the Reformation

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Causes of the Reformation by Mind Map: Causes of the Reformation

1. Background

1.1. Structure of the Catholic Church

1.1.1. Pope

1.1.2. Cardinals

1.1.3. Bishops

1.1.4. Priests

1.1.5. Dioceses

1.1.6. Parishes

1.1.7. Tithe

1.1.8. Monasteries and convents

1.1.9. Friars

2. The Renaissance popes

2.1. Not holy men

2.2. More interested in art and politics

2.3. Sixtus IV, Julius II, Leo X, Alexander VI

3. Wealth of the church

3.1. Built huge palaces and cathedrals

3.2. Huge landowner

3.2.1. Monasteries

3.2.2. From people to pray for them after death

4. Abuses in the Church

4.1. Simony

4.2. Pluralism

4.3. Absenteeism

4.4. Indulgences

4.5. Nepotism

4.6. Poor education

5. Renaissance

5.1. Doubted power and teachings of Church

5.2. Humanists

5.3. Believed people should read Bible for themselves