How Did Christian Humanism Influence The Renaissance

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• As the renaissance began, three Italian city-states were the centers of Italian political, economic and social life. • Machiavelli’s The Prince has profoundly influenced political leaders. • Changes in the social classes occurred during Renaissance. • Humanism was an important intellectual movement of the renaissance and was reflect in the works of renaissance artists. • Christian humanist and Desiderius Erasmus paved the way for protestant reformation. • Believing in his new doctrine of salvation, Martin Luther broke from the Catholic Church and established Lutheranism. • Political and religious problems forced the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire to seek peace with the Lutheran princes.
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