The Reformation was a religious revolution in the 16th-century that resulted in a schism within Western Christianity between the Roman Catholic Church and the newly established Protestant churches. The likes of Martin Luther and John Calvin, among others, exercised significantly important roles in the Reformation’s development. The Reformation effectively separated the peoples of Western Europe into two opposing religious blocs, Protestants and Catholics. Traditionally, the Reformation has been considered to be a turning-point in history as Europe was plunged into centuries of conflict, disagreement, and violence. Two distinct national traditions offer an analysis of the vast consequences that the Reformation had upon Western Europe; that is,
King Henry VIII was one of the most impactful and controversial leaders of his time. He was the second ruler of England from the Tudor line, and he officially came to power in 1509. Henry VIII used his European power to eventually separate from the Catholic Church and formed the Church of England which caused major controversy and a power exchange. The monarch of England ruled for over four decades and was the primary instigator of the Reformation. Although King Henry VIII was a devout Catholic, his thirst for power, selfish motives, and desire for independence all contributed to the separation from the Catholic Church and forming the Church of England.
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.
The events which happened prior to the rise of conservatism are important factors that need to be determined because such factors contributed to the rise of the ideology. For one, several issues on immorality ignited conservatism. The conservative upsurge includes a large group of fundamentalist Christians who believe that the Bible is the direct word of God (American History). They were particularly concerned about the increasing crime and sexual immorality rates (American History). Another issue which gave rise to conservatism is abortion (American History).
Centuries before the Crusades War, in the 3rd Century, the Catholic Kingdom and Byzantine Empire were united through the name of the Roman Empire. However, in 287 CE, the Roman Empire had grown immensely, up to the point where it was absurd for the Emperor to govern all the provinces, only in Rome. Due to this, Diocletian, the Emperor of the Roman Empire divided the empire into two parts: the west and the east. The west of Rome was considered poor, in contrast to the prosperous East, due to the utilization of the Black, Red, Caspian, and Mediterranean Sea. Proceeding to the 11th Century, various strong Germanic Tribes invaded the Roman Empire, leading to the official split of the Roman Empire - into Catholic Western Europe and Eastern Byzantine
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
Atheism & Alternative Religions 2.1 Religious Pluralism One of the challenges facing evangelism today is the proliferation of religions in the world. Without a body with adequate authority to regulate the creation of religions, this has continued unabated. This trend toward religious pluralism and the labeling of Christian particularists as 'hatemongers' is growing. These times calls for evangelical Christians to put more concerted effort in their work as the threat is particularly huge. With the decreasing influence of Christianity in Western world and the proliferation of other religions such as Islam and Hinduism in the West, opposition to the traditional Christian view and those who hold to it will continue to grow.
The Catholic Church and Latin America The Catholic Church was a great power ruling many civilizations in Europe during the period between 1492 and 1830. Therefore, the role of the Catholic Church was of utmost importance to the colonization and development of Latin America as it was a great force in Spain and Portugal. Despite the peaceful teachings of the Church, greed and a hunger for power led them to make decisions harming Latin America and Christianity, rather than thriving it. In this paper, I will show that the Catholic Church is significantly responsible for the colonization and development of Latin America through, the Christianizing mission, the Treaty of Tordesillas, and the Spanish Inquisition. Spanish claims to Latin America were based on the Christianizing mission.
Constantine the Great is one of the most prominent figures of the ancient world who has dramatically influenced the history of the modern world. Constantine’s triumph of political dominance of his time, led to the success of Christianity rising as the dominant religion in the Roman word, and perhaps the modern world. Constantine was the son of Helena and Constantius. In 289 AD, the western emperor chose Constantius to serve him. Constantius and Galerius were promoted to Caesar and eventually to Augusti.
Religion in The Elizabethan Era About 450 years ago, the Elizabethan Era was in full swing. Religion was a was a touchy subject; with half the people believing in Protestantism, and the others believing in Catholicism. The monarch ruled politically and the roman catholic church ruled spiritually, until King Henry VIII broke away from the catholic church and created The Church of England. No separation from state and church created a religious battle field, and a constant swinging pendulum for religion. Protestantism, was brought to us by king henry VIII.
Eastern Orthodox was the base of the divide between eastern and western Europe, it was divided socially, economically, and politically. Topic sentences 1. Eastern orthodox divided Europe socially during the Middle Ages. • Religion was a big part of the middle age society so having the religion start the split is a huge deal • Eastern orthodox was the main religion in eastern Europe but in west there was only the catholic church any other religion was stopped from excelling 2. Eastern orthodox was a reason Europe was split politically at the time of the middle ages • The Pope was seen as the highest authority figure besides the king decision in the political aspects of Western Europe.
The First Crusade was a very dark and scary time in history, the first of many crusades to finally catch the “Holy Lands” that were called upon by Pope Urban II. The crusades were fought against many different religions including the Franks, the Byzantine Empire, the Seljuk Turks, and the RCC crusaders to name only a few. This crusade was fought for many reasons including religion, political power, political defense, and political greed. These four factors played a huge part in the crusades, however the factor that started the crusades and motivated many, not all, but many to fight in the crusades was religion. Many different religions were present at the time and all of them wanted to conquer the “Holy Land” of Jerusalem, throughout battles,
Christianity has shaped the Scientific Revolution in Europe in many different ways. The main argument is that it brought a new of thinking that relied on Empiricism and objectivism. The findings made by the revolution’s astronomers challenged the foundations of the truths of the Christian church and the Bible. Some studies show that it has shaped the Scientific Revolution, whereas others show that it has not. The research that shows Christianity does have a significant amount of impact on the Scientific Revolution mostly deal with the explicit conflict between religion and science.
Religion and immigrants have been two leading factors when it comes to wars throughout the world. These problems around the globe caused for many immigrants from Europe who were escaping religious persecution to settle in what is now the United States, this added population would aid in the establishment of the original colonies. But would a Nation in its infancy that was mostly populated by immigrants want the conflict that comes with different religions living together? The United States would grow to be a successful nation over the next two centuries, so is it plausible that the founding fathers took into consideration that religion had the potential to crumble the foundation of this country they were assembling? Perhaps, they had already lived in the Colonial times where the church and state worked simultaneously and saw how at times this arrangement would violate fundamental liberties.
The Roe v. Wade decision had a profound impact on American politics, polarizing much of the nation into pro-life and pro-choice camps. Despite significant public backing in the early 1970s, there was widespread opposition, particularly among those associated with the Christian Right. The Christian evangelicals, who had largely been silent in politics before the 1960s, saw abortion as a threat to traditional values and began to organize against Roe. Members of the Republican Party’s New Right approached Jerry Falwell and encouraged him to create a “Moral Majority” organization that would mobilize conservative Christians to become politically active in the hope of capturing Congress and the White House (McKeegan 1992). United in the belief that all innocent life should be protected under the U.S. Constitution, these two groups formed an alliance that would dominate the Republican Party and revolutionize American politics.