In the 16th century the Protestant Reformation divided the Roman Catholic Church. This reform was led by Martin Luther whose original intentions were to reform the church, but resulted in a split between Protestant and Catholic. Soon the Protestant Church itself divided resulting in two more churches, one Protestant, and the other reformed church. The Reformation began when Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five theses against the indulgences of the Church. These indulgences included if you did a good dead, this reduced the amount of punishment which you deserved for your bad deeds, and which God would make you suffer after your death before letting you into Heaven. Giving money to the Church was considered a good dead. If you wanted to you could pay for the indulgences of a friend or relative that had already died and is undergoing punishment so he could be let into heaven without suffering as much. Luther believed that God would be merciful to anyone who honestly believed and tried to do his best. The Reformation touched all aspects of European life because before this event even occurred, religion played a major role in society, so it was bound to give a humungous impact at the time. However, I can see why people might disagree with the statement, and say that change was inevitable and the Reformation was only a contributing factor to the change and the Renaissance was the underlying factor of change at that time.
The Renaissance was one of the most significant periods in human history, and a cultural movement. The Renaissance era was a change in living conditions and