Explain the effects of print culture in the religious sphere in early modern Europe


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Emergence of print culture had a great impact on all fields of European society specially in the religious field of early modern Europe.
(i) Created the possibility of wide circulation of religious ideas.
(ii) Introduced a new world of debate and discussion, even those who disagreed with established authorities could now print and circulate the ideas.
(iii) In 1517, the religious reformer Martin Luther wrote ninety five Theses criticising many of the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church. It challenged the church to debate his ideas. This led to the division of church and to the beginning of Protestant Reformation.