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The sober, industrious lifestyle followed by most Protestants went well with the demands of making money in trade and industry. There is nothing humans can do by their own efforts to add or detract from it. Some were public leaders themselves, but most were leaders of a quieter sort, patronizing the saints, thinkers, and preachers, motivating their families, and acting in their communities. The Pope, Leo X, was a fairly easy going fellow, not inclined to vigorously prosecute this first appearance of heresy.

The Council of Trent Eventually the

Vincent de Paul and Francis de Sales were intensely devoted to caring for the poor, founding orders with that mission at a time when an emerging capitalist economy was adding to the social wreckage. The Council of Trent Eventually the church mobilized itself to deal with splintering of its authority and held the Council of Trent.

Vincent de Paul and Francis

More recently, the oldest-known wooden wheel in the world was found in the Ljubljana marshes of Slovenia. In the towns, artisans and learned professionals made up a disproportionate number of the Huguenots when and why this term was coined for French Protestants is unknown.

These concerns are shared by other philosophers, scientists and public intellectuals who have written about similar issues e. French Protestantism would never have amount to the potent social force it became if it had remained a religion of artisans. This does not mean that the flock does not need teachers, but there are no special sacramental functions belonging to any particular class.