Explain the effects of print culture in the religious sphere in early modem Europe.
Effects of print culture:
- Print created possibility of wide circulation of ideas and introduced a new world of debate and discussion. Even those who disagreed with established authorities could now print and circulate their ideas.
- It was feared that there was no control over what was printed and read then rebellions and irreligious thoughts might spread.
- If that happened then authority of valuable literature would be destroyed.
- In 1517, the religious reformer Martin Luther wrote Ninety Five thesies. These criticising many of practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Beginning of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.