4. The new emphasis on will means that there is a shift in our relationship to the world. Control instead of finding your place becomes the operative force:
a. In the Renaissance, the reduction of the cosmos to physical forces of individuals on other individuals means that finding the cause of something allows one to control it.
b. In the Reformation, you have control over your own eternal state in the sense that it does not have to be mediated through a priest. Your understanding of God's word has legitimacy now.