7th-8th History – May 8-12!!

8/10/09

JOHN KNOX & JOHN CALVIN

Class, I was w-w-w-w-w-wr , (that word…) about your reading this week.  We are NOT reading  a biography about Knox, but it is in the suggested reading list.  If you can’t get to it this week, you really should put it on your summer reading list!  It’s a great read.

Day 1 - Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation, ch. 28; “100 Most Important Events in Church History,” p. 40-41, (or The Most Important Events in Christian History, p. 103-105)

Day 2 - Streams of Civilization, p. 378-379; The Church in History, p. 189-202.

Research John Calvin and find the following:

1.  Date and country of his birth.

2.  Influences on his young life which would have an important impact on the future before him.

3.  Why he was imprisoned and had to flee Paris.

4.  Why he was able to live freely in Geneva, Switzerland, but was later banished from there.

5.  What were contained in his Ecclesiastical Ordinances.

6.  The name of another important reformer who was his student.

Day 3100 Events in Church History”, p. 40-42;  (or The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History, p. 107-110), The Church in History, p. 42.

Day 4 - Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation, ch. 29; Streams of Civilization, p. 380; The Church in History, p. 216 – 219.

Recitation – “Pilgrim’s Conviction,” from Pilgrim’s Progress.

Recommended Reading – For Kirk & Covenant - Douglas Wilson; How Should We then Live?, ch. 4, Francis Schaeffer.

STUDY FOR FINAL EXAM!  It will be a take home due on May 19th!

THE ACT OF SUPREMACY

Day 1 – Read Story of Liberty, ch. 8; 100 Events in Church History,” p. 39-40; Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Sir Thomas More.

Day 2 – Read Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation, ch. 24.

Day 3 - Read Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation, ch.25.

Day 4 – Read, The Story of Liberty, ch. 17; Kingfisher’s Encyclopedia, p. 210 – 211.

What event, for which Henry VIII was responsible, does the author maintain was a significant step forward in the progression of liberty?

How does the marriage of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn alter the Pope’s authority in England?

How does Wolsey fall out of favor with King Henry?

Who does Henry appoint to take Wolsey’s place as Lord Chancellor?

Why was Sir Thomas More beheaded?

Study for FINAL EXAM!!!

Recommended Video – “A Man for All Seasons”

Recommended reading -Utopia, Sir Thomas More.

RECITATION -“Pilgrim’s Conviction” from Pilgrim’s Progress.

ERASMUS V. LUTHER; MACHIAVELLI,  MAGELLAN, MAXIMILLIAN, DURER

Day 1 – Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 341 – 359.

The Machiavellian perspective of government stated what premise?

Who started the world famous Louvre Art Museum in Paris?

Day 2 - Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 360-382.

When and by whom was the first edition of the Greek New Testament published?

The purveyors of indulgences often used “bait and switch” tactics.  What does that mean?  Name some scriptures which debunk the fallacy of purchasing forgiveness.

Day 3 – Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 383 – 400.

Write a 1-page paper on how Frederick the Wise disproves the Machiavellian premise.

Historians believe the Roman Church of the Middle Ages destroyed itself through what two main vices?

What answer did Erasmus give to Frederick the Wise when he asked him if he thought Luther had erred?

What happened at the Diet of Worms and what was Luther’s famous response?

Day 4 - Read Story of Liberty, ch. 15.

RECITATION -“Pilgrim’s Conviction” from Pilgrim’s Progress.

Video – Martin Luther

Recommended reading – Ship’s Boy with Magellan, Milton Lomask.

COLUMBUS IN JAMAICA; ERASMUS & POPE JULIUS II

Day 1 - Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 285 – 303.

What did Erasmus determine to make the main object of his life?

Why did Martin Luther feel constrained to go to the limit in prayers, fastings and vigils?

Day 2 – Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 304 – 322.

While stranded on Jamaica, how did Columbus convince the Indians to continue feeding he and his men?

How did America get its name?

Why was Erasmus shocked by the triumphal procession of Pope Julius in Bologna?

What literary devise did Erasmus use to expose the corruption of the Church?  What was the name of this famous literary piece?

Day 3 – Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 323 – 341.

Why did Julius II identify himself with Moses?

Locate a picture of Michaelangelo’s famous sculpture of Moses.  Note how Moses points with one hand to his heart and the other to the tablets of the law.  What do you think this symbolizes?

For what purpose did Erasmus write Julius Excluded?

Day 4 – Read  The Story of Liberty, ch. 13 & 14.

RECITATION – “Pilgrim’s Conviction” from Pilgrim’s Progress.

“Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.”

– Henry Ford, (1863-1947)

EXPLORERS, ARTISTS & SCIENTISTS

- Week 28

Day 1The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 225-242.

Day 2Story of Liberty, ch. 7.

Day 3The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 243-260.

What date did the Spanish first set foot on the American continent? On which of the four voyages was this?

Day 4 -The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 261-280.

What was the medieval “trial by fire”?  What methods were used to wring an untrue confession from Savonarola?

Why did Michelangelo sign the Pieta?

Why was Louis XII unable to remove the painting of The Last Supper from the Dominican Monastary of Santa Maria della Gracie?

What was DaVinci’s view of nature?  Does nature reveal the beauty and order of the mind of the creator?

RECITATION – “Pilgrim’s Conviction,” from Pilgrim’s Progress

This week in history - April 8, 1492 – Lorenzo de Medici, patron of Renaissance art, died.

April 13, 1385 – The pilgrimage inspiring Chaucer began at the Tabard Inn.

April 15, 1452 – Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci.

ERASMUS & MARTIN LUTHER

- Week 27

Day 1The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 206 – 224; Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation, ch. 14 Erasmus.

Against what two evils did Erasmus fight all his life? What was the language of the courts of law, international relations, and the church?

Day 2Story of Liberty, ch. 10 & 11.

What was the name of the satire which Erasmus wrote which told of Pope Julius’s entrance into heaven?

What was the name of one of the architects which Pope Leo X hired to help build his new edifices?

The author contrasts the Roman persecution of Christians in the coliseum with the Spanish Inquisition.  Discuss.

Day 3 - Story of Liberty, ch. 12; Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation, ch. 17 Martin Luther.

Day 4Story of Liberty, ch. 16.

Discuss the response of Luther at the Diet of Worms.

RECITATION -“A Mighty Fortress is Our God” by Martin Luther.

Recommended Reading – Spy for the Night Riders, Dave & Neta Jackson.

Recommended Video – Martin Luther.

This week in history - April 2, 742 – Charlemagne was born.

April 6, 1199 – Richard the Lion-Hearted was slain.

April 6, 1520 – Renaissance painter Raphael died in Rome at age 37

INQUISITION & COLUMBUS SAILS WEST

– Week 26

Day 1 – Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 173-180.

What key victory of early 1492 made the way for Ferdinand and Isabella to support Columbus?

What was the Exodus of 1492?

Day 2 - The Story of Liberty, ch. 5.

Day 3 - The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 180-205.

What is Columbus’ secret signature and the translation?  What do the actions of Columbus in his treatment of Martin Pinzon and his attitude upon his triumphant return reveal of his character?  What character qualities has he exhibited over the 10 years of study and preparation?

Day 4 - The Story of Liberty, ch. 6.

Columbus’ great knowledge of what subject turns around his luck with the Indians?

RECITATION – “ A Mighty Fortress is Our God” by Martin Luther.

Recommended reading – The Last Crusader, George Grant.

This day in history – March 31, 1492 – King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella issued a joint edict expelling Jews from Spanish soil, except for those willing to convert to Christianity.

FERDINAND & ISABELLA; SAVONAROLA

- Week 25

Day 1 – Read World of Columbus & Sons, p. 88-114.

Explain the treasonous plot of the Archbishop of Toledo and Alfonso V against Queen Isabella.

Who was Ptolemy?

Day 2 – Read World of Columbus & Sons, p. 115 – 137.

How did Torquemada convince Queen Elizabeth to revive the inquisition?  Had she known the scriptures, what scriptures would have shown her the folly and error of this course?  See John 16: 1-4.  Analyze this in light of this incident. What advantage did King Ferdinand hope to gain by the Inquisition?

What conquest kept Ferdinand and Isabella too busy to attend to the request of Columbus?

Day 3 – Read World of Columbus & Sons, p. 138 – 156.

What key event of 1488 thwarted any hope of Columbus that King John of Portugal would finance his venture?

Day 4 – Read World of Columbus & Sons, p. 157 – 168; Famous Men of the  Renaissance & Reformation, ch. 7 Savonarola.

Describe the preaching of Savonarola.  What biblical characters from the Old and New Testament does he resemble?

RECITATION – “ A Mighty Fortress is our God,” by Martin Luther

THE RENAISSANCE; HENRY THE NAVIGATOR; LORENZO DE MEDICI

- Week 24

TAKE HOME TEST DUE FRIDAY!

Day 1 – Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 1-23.

What was unique about Isabella’s response to the Archbishop of Toledo’s proffer of the Crown?  Why?

Why did a wave of terror sweep across Europe when Mohammed II captured Constantinople?

Can Nicholas of Cusa’s view of the equality of religion be true?  Are Christianity and the Moslem faith mutually exclusive?  Find scripture to support your answer.

Day 2 – Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 24-43.

What did Prince Henry require of his sailors in their treatment of the people of Africa?

Describe the response of Nomi Mansa to the gospel and the lifestyle of European Christians.

Day 3 - Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 44-64.

Day 4 - Read The World of Columbus & Sons, p. 65-86; Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation, ch. 6.

Explain how Lorenzo de Medici consolidated his power after the death of his father.

RECITATION – “A Mighty Fortress is our God,” by Martin Luther

This week in history – (During spring break) -March 17, 461 – Tradition holds St.Patrick died on this day, which is why we celebrate St. Patrick’s day today.

GUTENBERG INVENTS THE PRINTING PRESS

– Week 23

Day 1 – Read The Story of Liberty, ch. 4.

Day 2 – Read Famous Men of the Middle Ages, ch. XXXIII (Gutenberg); Fine Print, p. 10-28.

Day 3 - Read Fine Print, p. 29-48.

Gutenberg apprenticed under whom?

How many years of work did it take Gutenberg to perfect the process and the technique of movable type?

Day 4 – Read Fine Print, p. 49-63.

Who financed Gutenberg’s experiments with printing?

What was the first book printed by Gutenberg?

What was the Church’s reaction to the thought that anyone could now own and read the Bible?

RECITATION – “Hymn,” by St. Thomas Aquinas

STUDY FOR TEST.  Take-home will be handed out on Friday, due back March 10th.