However, there are new religions and new gods being brought up quite frequently. A specific religion is christianity. Christianity was very unlike other religions, particularly because of their monotheistic views. Christians were seen as threat to the Romans at this time prior to around 381, which is around when Christianity became a common religion. Although Christians were good citizens, and people who wanted to follow Jesus, they were constantly impacted by aspects of the Roman culture.
In northern Europe, humanism was very religious and remained deeply attached to the Holy Bible and the church.1 The Renaissance brought about a spiritual revival to northern Europe. The Italian humanists already knew Greek and Latin, while the northern humanists wanted to learn these languages to further their study of the bible in its original text. As the humanists’ appetite for knowledge and growth in Christianity continued to expand, their criticism of the Roman Catholic Church increased. This prompted the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church to flex their religious might to establish their authority over spiritual matters. This will be discussed later.
Many may argue the fact that being Puritan is inconvenient; however there are many beneficial aspects of the Puritan lifestyle consisting of having the same mentality in their communities, and having a strict moral code. Puritan belief was strong during the 1600s, attracting hundreds of members across Europe and the United States of America. Being a Puritan meant that they all shared the same mentality as other members.All Puritans believed that being a hard worker pays off in the end. Another moral concept I agree with that is in their strict moral code is that other religious views aren’t to be tolerated.Being a hard worker pays off in the end, and it is very important to understand not to just do nothing, but instead, to work hard and believe
Martin Luther Thump, Thump, Thump. These hits of a hammer on a nail would change the course of Christianity and its influence on others for the rest of time. In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church was an influential figure which dictated daily life and spread the teachings of Jesus Christ. With the power to control how people live, the Catholic Church eventually became corrupt. The Catholic Church’s flawed ideas on how people should prove themselves worthy of God’s protection eventually led to public disapproval.
RELIGION CAUSES MORE HAARM THAN GOOD TO SOCIETY Religion according to the oxford dictionary is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power especially a personal God or gods. Every human being in one way or the other belongs to a particular religion. Since religion makes us worship one God then it should be binding all of us. Actually it is not, it rather tears people apart day in and day out .It is true that religion has influenced society positively in diverse ways, but the bad outweighs the good. Thus I think religion causes more harm than good to the society.
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.
The Roman Catholic Church fought to maintain its power while Europe came in to contact with other religions and Christians themselves began to question the role and dominance of the Vatican. Added to that, were discoveries in all fields including anatomy and astrology and even physical discoveries such as Columbus’s voyage to the New World. It is against this background that some of the greatest works of art were created by some great artists. This polymaths would have had opinions shaped by the discoveries and developments of the time, but would have depended on the Church to commission and pay for their work. The question is: To what extend the Church and new
‘Dynamism’ is the medieval view that God is the driving, animating force within all matter. However in the modern day, dynamism is an almost nonexistent view of God and the world. Religion and the soul are now matters of faith and faith only, not the matters of reality. This view of Christianity was built upon a major progression in human thinking - individualism. For a good part of human history (especially the medieval times), people counted on authority and tradition to decide their beliefs, views, and morals; Religion being a hugely-focused on truth in society.
As time went by the spirit of truthfulness sprang from Christianity and eventually gave way to the rise of nihilism as people began to question the notion of God and the whole Christian culture (Moroney, 1987). Nihilism is unavoidable and, in spite of its destructive aspect, it can be rejuvenating, and consequently beneficial experience (Moroney, 1987). When Nietzsche says that nihilism can be beneficial and rejuvenating for Europe it is active complete nihilism that he is talking
This season of the British society was widely viewed as an evolution from evil to good by the rest of the surrounding areas, where Christianity was already a common belief system. King Alfred helped led the Anglo-Saxons to form a nation and create the language Old English become more widespread. Beowulf was one of the many stories that were orally passed down to entertain and teach lessons to the future offsprings of the Old English language. These stories were of battles that were similar to the events going on within the society. Villainous monsters and demons were much like the sliver of the population that still believed and practiced Animism, which is closely related to witchcraft.
Some interpretations say this also means the revived roman empire, but that doesn 't fit becasue the roman empire was in power at the time John had his vision. So the beast that was, doesn 't fit the original roman empire from John 's perspective, it only fits from a future perspective. Another belief is, the clay is a religious system and the iron is the political system and that 's why it doesn 't mingle. And this is partially true too because the roman empire is already revived today through the catholic church. But why hasn 't the antichrist shown up yet?
Through the years , Christianity was one of the most questioned religion. Although , Christianity became a ruling religion in the European and Western world.Religion became a state of the Roman Empire, and Christianity became an enormous and influential religion nationwide . Some still wonder why and how religion has shaped through centuries, yet it’s clear that it is and was one of the most important events in history. Christianity changed the western world in so many different ways during the Middle ages and adapted now in the global world since The Enlightenment. Christianity was illegal and always put aside from the Romans due to the fact, that Christians didn 't worship the emperor and have different beliefs and practices.
Prior to 1550, the European continent was dominated by Catholicism and had been for centuries. However, Protestantism first introduced by Martin Luther had begun to make inroads in the Holy Roman Empire and Nordic countries. Despite the growing popularity of these new religions, the majority of monarchs saw religious diversity as a weakness. Instead, most rulers pursued Religious uniformity to ensure political stability and strength. Examples of monarchs attempting to achieve religious university abound from Charles V in the Holy Roman Empire and Spain, to Rome, and to England.
Ignorance was the norm, intellectual life was nearly non-existent. The Church was a dominant and powerful presence in Europe at the height of its power, though sinful and barbaric as it was. As the Renaissance spread through Europe, individuals became educated and fought to break the stronghold the Church held over the continent. Power in the Church declined as intellectuals came to criticize it, garnering supporters and ending the centuries of religious unity in Europe. This rebirth, this period of flowering creativity and thinking led to great changes and improvements as individuals focused on the “here and now” rather than religious affairs.
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria The title, Doctor of the Church indicates that the writings or preaching 's of a saint were useful to the church 's members at any age. Also, the doctors of the church are known for their "depth of understanding and the orthodoxy of their theological teachings." Among these men and women, considered one of the greatest and most important of the early church fathers is St. Athanasius of Alexandria. St. Athanasius was a strong supporter of Catholicism against Arianism, which was the cost of the hardships he faced throughout his life. Arianism is the belief that Jesus Christ is the son of God, but not the same person, which goes against the Church 's teachings about the Blessed Trinity.