In his medieval chronicle, Chronica Majora, Matthew Paris discusses the life and times of Frederik II. Frederik II, the Holy Roman Emperor, is often considered the first modern ruler due to some of his reforms. During his reign he continually fought with the church, particularly Pope Innocent IV. Although Frederik damaged the Church through manipulation of the papacy, particularly of Innocent IV, Matthew Paris was sympathetic to him for his academic and logical approach to tyrannical rule, while the pope was power-hungry in a less sophisticated way. The most damaging thing Frederik II did the to the church was his attempt at controlling the papacy.
The Spanish Inquisition was a Roman Catholic system for the punishment of heresy and forced conversion of various religious groups. It was established by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand in 1478 when they requested permission from Pope Sixtus IV to establish it. Their intention was to unite Spain under the dominating religion of Catholicism. Conflicts of the Inquisition arose because of cruel tribunals, torture, and repression of Muslims and Jews that developed into opposition and concluded in catastrophic economic, political, and social declines in Europe. A cause for the Spanish Inquisition’s notorious reputation were the unjust tribunals.
Introduction The Roman Catholic Church is one of the oldest religious establishments on the planet, it has played a noticeable part ever and the church is an institution that has existed subsequent to the first century AD.it is known that it has the most supporters in the whole world, it has more than million people in it. The name of the church is gotten from its base in Rome and from a Greek expression signifying "worldwide." The word Catholic refers to the completeness of the church, and for a long time the Roman church emphasized to be the main genuine Christian section. The Reformation The Reformation was a development in the sixteenth century to change the Catholic Church in Western Europe. Before long, the reformers split from the Church inside and out, establishing four noteworthy church customs and many sub-sections, all of which are considered disciples of "Protestantism".
Throughout The Deeds of Louis the Fat, a common attitude of greed and corruption can be seen manipulating men’s desires and intentions to turn violent. For example, Ebles of Roucy led a host of knights that brutally attacked and robbed churches surrounding Reims and “the more he roamed about with his host of knights, the more rabid and greedy he grew as he took his fill of pillage, plunder, and the pursuit of every wickedness” (Suger 34). William of Normandy proves to be another example of greed corrupting a man into brutal violence. Unable to overcome his desire for the fortress La Roche-Guyon, William murdered the innocent Guy, who controlled the castle and happened to be William’s brother-in-law and closest confidant. Fortunately, both acts of greed and maliciousness met justice by the hands of Louis.
Lastly, after the common belief in true witch persecutions faded, the church used this as a window to persecute those they do not truly care for. In Europe during the Renaissance era, the church was conflicted by the ideas of witchcraft which caused paranoia, which later caused much persecution and tests to determine death. The presence of witches caused panic and hysteria in Europe which led to their persecution. For example, witches were persecuted through witch trials. Witch trials were prominent throughout Europe.
Although his thirst for blood and power came with a price, Caligula generated a tapestry of inhumane dictators that ruled by fear, ambition, and proclaimed a god among their people. This accolade of situations and events should justify any notion that Caligula is not a madman, but an absolute genius whose vexed childhood and extravagant lifestyle destroyed a
Heresy was considered one of the worst crimes because it could affect the minds of the faithful Catholic people. Servetus was burned at the stake in Champel along with his published book, Christianismi Restitutio. His books were thought to have all been destroyed but three copies were recovered centuries later. In order to get his book published, Servetus had to quickly and easily mass produce copies. In early fifteenth century Europe, scribes were men who hand copied books.
In fact, he even hints at being guilty of arson of the church in order to quench his burning desire of appropriating the lapis: Draw close: that conflagration of my church —What then? So much was saved if aught were missed! (34-35) To force his heirs into complying with his wishes, he threatens to bequeath all his villas to the pope. The Bishop is a product of his times and through him, Browning deftly presents his views on the corrupt state of affairs infecting the Roman Catholic Church during, but not restricted to, the years of the Renaissance. The reaction and attitude of the sons as conveyed by the Bishop’s speech in the last part of the poem and in lines such as the following is noteworthy: .
The Catholic Church had an ongoing business to gain riches and along the way gaining the reputation of lies.This includes the bending of the rules to ensure winnings such as controlling people with lies. Moreover the church often brainwashed
He set up the Scriblerus Club with the help of Alexander Pope and other authors. He used irony and satire in an attempt to change his society from within. He was attacking all sides of society that seemed flawed to him. He, for instance, “was attacking the ‘abuses’ in religion and learning”. For instance, in Gulliver’s Travels, which is divided into four parts or books, Swift attacks the government, its organisation, structure and the falseness of its party system.