What Were the Criticisms That the Humanists Made of the Catholic Church?

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What were the criticisms that the humanists made of the Catholic Church?
The Catholic Church faced many criticisms from the humanists; the humanists were a group of intellectuals who supported the reform of the church, but did not propose new policies but rather a change to improve he intellectual and moral standards of the clergy. Despite affecting the church and the faith in the church there was not much impact on the ordinary people they were not interested in the corruption within the church providing it I did not affect their everyday worship. Their criticisms affected not only the church but also the followers of the religion, the impact on how it was preached and practised.
One of the key criticisms were indulgences, these were pieces of paper signed by the people that could be purchased by the laity, this meant the recipient of the sin was cleansed an often saved their souls. However there was opposition against them as he believed the faith was the only true saviour of their souls. While these were helpful toward the church in the sense that there was an increase popularity of the catholic faith and people saw an escape route to a way to amend their mistakes, it had major negative effects on the church, from the humanists c criticisms, it meant many people saw corruption and truly religious people would have the same views as martin Luther, that only faith could ensure salvation and that it could not be achieved through Christians own effort. This meant that there was an impact on the church as it would result in a loss of catholic followers, due to the fact their was corruption arising within this church and with Martin Luther saying the opposite, highlighted the faults within the church and the impacts of what the humanists said.
Another key criticism what the fact that the priests were uneducated, the fact some parishes were uneducated and therefore…...

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