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Chapter 20

The Renaissance and the Reformation

Renaissance a renewal or rebirth of interested in Greek and Roman arts.
secular related to worldly things
urban having to do with a town or city
mercenary a soldier who fights for money rather than loyalty to a country
diplomacy the practice of conducting negotiations between countries
humanism belief in the worth of the individual and that reason is a path to knowledge
Reformation a religious movement that produced a new form of Christianity known and Protestantism
indulgence a pardon, or forgiveness, of a sin
predestination a religious belief that God has already decided who will go to heaven and who will not
annul to declare invalid
seminary a school of religious training
heresy a religious belief that contradicts what the church says is true