Outline 2 In medieval Europe the dominant religion was roman catholicism, and many believed fervently in the teachings of the church. Therefore in many ways the church greatly shaped the lives of average europeans. Although religion is not practiced in europe today the same way it was practiced in the middle ages it is still important to analyze it, because it has had a great impact on Europe's development. Some of the characteristics of medieval religion are a belief in a devil that manifests itself in the world, a belief that relics imparted miracles to those around them, and a belief that saints would help those that love them. A key part of medieval religion was a belief that the devil could and had manifested in the world to lead astray
The poor treatment of slaves led to several Servile (Slave) Wars. In the beginning of Christianity the attitude Romans had towards slaves changed noticeably in the later centuries. The manpower provided by the number of slaves that Rome had depended on had declined drastically with manumission (the act of freeing a slave). Some Romans would even sell themselves into wilful slavery, including into the arena, to become famous or to pay off large debts. This lead to the decline in the tax base of Rome and less money was available to defend the
A religious movement, that made religion more popular, between 1730 - 1740. Jonathon Edwards and George Whitefield were the two who set off the great awakening. Jonathon Edwards helped set off the Great Awakening because of in his “powerful” sermons, he would call on colonists, also young people, to examine their lives. He would preach of god’s sweetness and beauty, but at the same time he would warn the listeners to pay attention to the bibles teachings. Otherwise, they would be sinners.
Most of the time artists got some of their supplies from the dyer. Often the dyer and artists would trade or share supplies. Another reason why my job wasn’t easy medieval people weren’t much educated but artists learned more toward religion. Especially in the beginning of the Middle ages the population of uneducated people. Another reason why their work wasn’t as easy, when you were an artist you didn’t really make much money at all.
Such as the church controlled the law, by utilising Cannon Laws and Sumptuary laws, to maintain tranquility in the society. Next the church also influenced the social classes of the Middle Ages by having the women below the man on the hierarchical pyramid, even when they serve the Church. Lastly, education of the Middle Ages was mainly directed by the church such as the schools were usually in the church and women can not obtain education because of the Churches commands. The Church had a huge impact during the Middle Ages and effected every individuals life. Would the middle ages be different without the control of the catholic
Though there was originally a certain degree of opposition from the bishops, soon many of the great intellectuals of the West began to gravitate toward Monasticism, spreading it farther throughout Europe. Important men such as Jerome, Ambrose, Augustine, and John Cassian all had a hand in the spread of monasticism, founding monasteries during their travels. These early monasteries attracted important laymen and often served as a kind of training base for bishops. During the next two hundred years, as the situation in Europe grew more and more dire, the monastery was a refuge, an island of calm and protection in an otherwise violent world. At this time, the Rule of Benedict was written, a text that would influence monasticism throughout the rest of the Middle Ages.
The greatest evidence of the lasting impacts of the fall of the Roman empire is the worldwide religious transformations and economic regression that it caused. The Roman empire was a significant power in the global economy and when it fell, it sent shockwaves throughout the world. According to Dr. Peter Heather, a Professor of Medieval History at King 's College in London, “many more of the more advanced elements of the Roman economy, such as specialised production and long-distance trade, quickly disappeared too.” When long distance trade and specialization disappeared, these people went back to farming as a source of income. The economy was so bad that in some places there was no money anymore and “by the early 5th Century in Britain, currency stopped being used altogether”(Wood). This in turn led to less development after Rome because no one had an expendable income.
The King Ethelbert allow the monks to preach and show what they believed in for later allowing the monks to establish a base in where they would preach (Krasskova 19). Pope Gregory knew it was not going to be easy to transformed their beliefs so rapidly, so he allow them to keep those beliefs with a touch of Christianity, blending the two religions together in one, since most of what Christians preach had some similarities to the pagans beliefs. Many of the pagan values fit well into the new Christian teachings. We can understand how the early English viewed the new religion by reading the poetic versions of Bible stories that they eventually created (Staver, Johnson 155). Establish the monasteries to preach and monk also nuns would settle, they would educate the children’s in order to grow with those Christian beliefs that were thought in them, by that then the Christianity had been well establish in England.
In addition, Protestantism helped a lot during this movement because its belief is that God saved everyone by His faith to Jesus Christ, himself. Martin Luther was strict about these rules of the Protestant Reformation. He felt that people should confess their sins, and depending on how bad the sin is, he thinks that God should judge it. Simultaneously, he didn’t believe that “indulgences,” or state of satisfaction, can pay off the price for one’s sin because he believes that it is not holy nor righteous (“Martin Luther”). In the end, this movement was spread to many countries of Europe such as Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and many