Consider the careers of Niccolo Machiavelli and Martin Luther and their similarities. How did each contribute to forming an ethos of modernity? You may choose to reflect on their relationships to traditional authority and their notions of human nature.
Sources you may consult:
– The Prince online: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1232/1232-h/1232-h.htm (Links to an external site.)
– The 95 Theses online: http://www.projectwittenberg.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/luther/web/ninetyfive.html (Links to an external site.)