The church had enormous power and was opposed to any socialist reforms. The wealth of the Spanish Catholic Church was resented by many, all middle to leftist movements saw the church as an enemy of change, while all the conservatives saw the church as the very heart of the Spanish civilization. When Manuel Azaña´s liberal government was established in 1931 he brought up a series of anti-clerical measures including the expulsion of Jesuits from Spain, allowance of divorce, the separation of the Church from the State and even stopped religious education in schools. The set of measures against the church brought up by the new government alienated the right wing of Spanish society and led to the foundation of the “Confederación Española de Derechas Autónomas” (CEDA) led by Gil Robles that would come to power in 1933. The church plays a big role on the course of Spanish history and its role in the civil war was crucial to stimulate the start of the rightist comeback.
Throughout Inferno, Dante alludes to his views toward the Catholic church, and his overall discontent with the way that it had been controlling the way that people were living. Dante had been a strong believer in Catholicism, but Pope Boniface VIII had become one who did not represent what religion was supposed to be about. He was extremely power-hungry and wanted all control to be
Henry’s decision to split from the Catholic church was a very significant part of ancient history. Henry’s motivation to split from the church was not only about him wanting a divorce but Henry saw it as a political advantage as many people thought the Catholic church were abusing the power they had. In 1532 Henry declared Thomas Cranmer as the archbishop of Canterbury and in 1534 Cranmer supported the act of supremacy which led to the eventual split of the two religions later on. After 16 years of helping Henry, Thomas Wolsey was accused of treason and was taken into custody and died. Henry’s actions made had very big impacts on society because standing up and going against a Pope who was very high in power and a big
By the end of the Middle Ages, the church was sorely in need of reform. The papacy was corrupt and church leaders were more dedicated to living luxurious, powerful lives than to preaching the gospel of the Lord. Change eventually came about through courageous people, “shining lights,” as Stiansen puts it, who were unafraid of being ridiculed and even martyred for their convictions. Pre-Reformers like John Wycliffe and Jan Hus prepared the way for the Reformation through their writings, lifestyles, and deaths. John Wycliffe One of the most well-known and controversial Pre-Reformers was John Wycliffe.
One of the reasons Cromwell made reforms to England in the 1530s was that there was still opposition to Henry being Supreme Head of the Church. It was important to have everyone on the king’s side, because without that his ideas would be ignored. Contradicting views would be discussed and spread widely between friends and acquaintances who would spread the information even more. The largest problem was when public figures expressed their opinions. For example, Elizabeth Barton was a nun who was widely respected and believed to have apparitions of G-d. She stated how G-d disapproved of Henry’s actions and that he would die a villain’s death.
In the 1st century, Christianity spread throughout Rome causing differing views on the religion. At first Christianity was disapproved of by the upper class, then in later years it was embraced. The spread of Christianity throughout Rome eventually caused Rome to split and lead to the fall of the Roman empire. Christianity challenged the government, believing in a higher power then the Emperor. With this mindset, the government feared for it’s future in Rome and it was disapproved of, much like the Tang Emperor Wu in document 6, who stated that it will cause disorder in society.
This especially applies to Tartuffe, which is a commentary on the Roman Catholic Church. During this time in history, the Catholic Church was not a loving force (Is it “loving” today though?). In fact, the church acted like a dictator. And arguably during this time, the church gained much of its power that it still owns today. Tartuffe was attacked by the church so much that King Louis XIV had to shut the show down.
The main cause of King Charles death was that he was consuming too much power, raising taxes unreasonably, ignoring the Parliament and imprisoning those who did not pay up. Charles believed in the divine right of kings and thought he could govern according to his conscience. Charles ' problems revolved around religion and a lack of money. The disagreement between Charles ' and Parliament has been going on for several of years. Many of his subjects opposed his policies, and would charge unreasonable taxes without the Parliaments consent and would recognize his actions as those of a tyrannical absolute monarch.
The problem with the Reformation was that Henry did not have the control he wanted over it, (the problem being identical to the one he had with the Catholic Church). When Henry made his break from the Catholic Church, he did so to make himself supreme head of the English Church. Porter stated it perfectly when she said he “disliked superstition, idolatry, and anything that came between him and those he governed.” What he also came to dislike was the Lutheran and Calvinist churches and ideas that were being spread across his country, and what the reformers (and Parr herself) did not seem to understand, was that Henry was not for a complete overhaul of the Catholic Church, but rather a modification to remove what was irksome for him and the
For examples, one of the biggest changes was religion. Back then, there were many disputes about the Catholic teachings. The two prominent religious figures, who completely impacted the way people view religion, were a German monk named Martin Luther, and a Frenchman named John Calvin. Their understandings of true faith and predestination caused many people to find flaws in the catholic doctrines, which later formed a group called the protestants. As conflicts between the catholics and the protestants became more violent, it affected the English economy.