He did not want to bury his own nephew, he wanted to kill Antigone for burying Polyneices, and tried to kill his own brother because the kingdom had a curse on it. He had too much power and needed to calm down and think what he was doing. Antigone knew that this was the right to do and did without being afraid or sorry for it. She was helping Creon, Ismene, and the community, and they did not realize that she was helping them until it was too
He used to oppose many teachings and sayings of the Roman Catholic Church. His “95 Theses,” which was based on two central beliefs that the Bible is the central religious authority and that humans may reach salvation only by their faith and not by their deeds was to spark the Protestant Reformation. Although these ideas had been presented before, Martin Luther codified them at a moment in history ripe for religious reformation. The Catholic Church was ever after divided, and the Protestantism that soon emerged was shaped by Luther’s ideas. His writings changed the course of religious and cultural history in the West.
However it really started when Boniface declared that anyone who payed the tax was instantly excommunicated. Kings, bishops, peasants, and church clergy were excommunicated and declared unfit to hold office. Philip was probably not ready for such a big hit as instant excommunication, but that is the way Boniface was, he was very bold and was not going to lay down and have his authority challenged by some French King, but neither
He then requests the Pope nullify the marriage and grant them a divorce. Pope Clement VII, did not want to upset his powerful ally in Catholic Spain and refused to grant Henry his divorce. Henry is insulted by the Pope's decision and decrees England will no longer follow the Catholic Church and makes the new state religion Anglicanism. This protestant branch of christianity is catholic in all but name, where the head of the church who speaks with God’s authority is The
The 3rd Estate split away from the Estates General because their goals were being ignored. They wanted to form their own representative government. They went to the King’s Tennis Court and pledged an oath to stay until the King met their demand. They demanded an equal voice and a constitution that gave them power over their taxes, and property. The King was afraid of a National Assembly that only had 3rd estate members, so he forced the 1st and 2nd estate members to join the National Assembly.
Otherwise, it very well may not have had the same effect at a different time, and it wouldn’t have caused the same amount of change. Unfortunately, the Catholic Church didn’t like the idea of people breaking away and going to other denominations. They also didn’t like the loss in indulgences as people realized that they didn’t need to pay to free their loved ones from purgatory or be released of sin. So, the church came up with the idea of Counter-Reformation, and then it created the Council of Trent which both held to the idea of bringing back Catholicism and fighting the spread of Protestantism. There was also the start of the Jesuits who wanted to spread Christianity and went to further out areas, like India, to spread their
"There is one Jesus Christ," she once said. "The rest is a dispute over trifles." The Roman Catholic Church took an unfamiliar view of her actions, however. William Cecil helped Elizabeth end the war with France. She was able to avoid the two superpowers, France and Spain, for much of her reign.
Luther’s theology marked a break with the Roman Catholic Church, because he was greatly disturbed by their act of selling indulgences. Indulgences were grants made by the pope that excused the time of temporary punishment in purgatory. He instigated his rebellion against the Catholic Church by attacking John Tetzel, a priest and commissioner of indulgences. Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses, which claimed selling indulgences as an unfaithful practice, on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. Luther never had the intention to defy or overthrow the Church.
The priest and noblemen fled leaving their people to die. Once the plague had subsided, what was left of the population was left confused as to what they did wrong in Gods eyes and with rapidly diminishing faith in the church. In attempt to salvage their followers the Catholic Church began to sell shortened time in purgatory known as indulgences. The selling of indulgences served to usher in an age of reform because a man known as Martin Luther began to attack priesthood. He did not believe that the pope nor the church had the right to sell indulgences and he made this known in his 95 thesis.
Yet, for them, it was the perfect opportunity to be heard. Indeed, they made a document called the Grand Remonstrance, a list of complains citing Charles’ faults such as the raised taxes and the changes that were made in the church (Boston and Philadelphia 80). Hence, in order to improve the state of the country, the Parliamentarians asked for more power and to reduce the role the king. They attested that Charles I was easily influenced by those who surrounded him, especially his advisor (Danver 115). Hence, they emphasized the necessity to put an end to the king’s personal rule.
The British were in massive debt following the French and Indian war, therefore they placed taxes on the colonists in order to regenerate some of that money lost. The Sugar Act of 1764 taxed the sale of molasses in hopes to gain some lost money, but this act led the people of Boston to boycott the molasses industry. The Stamp Act of 1765 shortly followed, making colonists buy a stamp with every paper product. The rage the colonists felt over the passing of this act, led the colonies to begin to unify as they together boycotted the trade industry. The Townshend Duties of 1767 imposed taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea, but this only led to the colonist to again boycott the trade of those items and start newspaper attack.
Peter’s Basilica. Like his earlier peers that stood for a Church reformation, Martin Luther disagreed with the selling of indulgences and wrote the immediately popular 95 Theses, mainly attacking the misuse of German money and the Pope’s control over Purgatory. He argued that the letters Paul writes to the Greek Churches in the Book of Romans emphasised “the just shall live by faith” alone, instead of relying on financial transactions that would guarantee a person’s cleansing from sin. According to the New Testament, Jesus had came to Earth to die for all of humanity’s sins, and to put a monetary price to salvation would demean the significance and sacrifice He had done out of grace alone. Luther went on to question the Church, reasoning if Christian practices had came to be corrupted, then it was possible its teaching were as well.
Charles then appointed two catholic ministers to the Cabal, this issue was clearly one which could have been avoided had Charles been more shrewd. Charles did little to address the role of parliament and did nothing to solve the problems that had to led to war. The fears of Catholicism were reignited when James II took the throne; he was a political liability from the offset announcing he was a catholic, this lack of political awareness allowed him to be the brunt of suspicion. Consequently he was later removed from the throne as he posed a threat to the Protestant religion and the rule of law. James’ personality alienated the political nation; to such an extent that it was not divided over opinion, but completely rejected him.
101) Boucher had many unpersuasive arguments. He believed the king’s power came from God. He would tell colonist they were disobedient to God, and rebelling against him. Boucher had to move back to England because of the amount of death threats he was receiving for opposing the revolution. The arguments of Paine were more appealing to eighteenth century readers who were unsure because the colonist were becoming educated.
Henry wanted to marry Anne Boleyn, who he was in love with. The Catholic church would not allow this divorce because it was against the church law. In order to get his divorce, Henry made the reformist choice to break off from the church and create his own church called the Church of England which he was the leader of. This new church allowed him to divorce Catherine and have children with Anne Boleyn, who still did not produce a male heir. Eventually, this led to the first queens of England, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I.