Renaissance Essay Questions

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Describe the political philosophy set forth in Machiavelli’s The Prince
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Political philosophy in Machiavelli’s The Prince was that political activity should not be restricted by moral principles. It’s how to aquire/keep political power
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Describe the Renaissance style of painting and its two major developments?
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The Renaissance store of painting employed the laws of perspective and making it realistic. One development stressed the technical side [understanding the laws of perspective]. The second development was the investigation of movement and human anatomy.
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Explain the main problems that Martin Luther had with Catholicism.
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The main problems Martin Luther had with Catholicism were that the Catholic religion stressed faith and believed good works led to salvation, Luther believed faith alone guaranteed salvation. He also didn’t believe priests need to be celibate. He only required 2 sacraments; baptism and communion.

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