LAS432 Historical Impact Discussions

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LAS432 Historical Impact Discussions
discuss the specific role that the Protestant Reformation played in laying the groundwork for…

 

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LAS432 Historical Impact Discussions

LAS432 Historical Impact Discussions

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Your online lesson this week details the events of the Protestant Reformation, a historic turning point for Western civilizations. Please discuss the specific role that the Protestant Reformation played in laying the groundwork for the advancement of communication techniques and technologies within Western culture. Can you identify an historical event within our own nation which has laid the foundation for new ways of thinking and behaving involving technology?

The printing press was a big part of the Protestant Reformation.  Think of it as a precursor to cell phones.  Finally there was a way to get the same information out to hundreds of people at once.  The Bible became wildly copied and available to homes.  People were able to write books and create instruction manuals.

Suddenly, word of mouth or means of written communication available only to the wealthy were not the predominate methods of communication.

This definitely led to the communication standards we have today – where we want everyone to have instant access to the same information simultaneously…