How Did Religion Affect The Magna Carta

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The Magna Carta was created in 1215. It was an unsuccessful attempt to bring peace back early to England civilization. King John ruled during this time period. The first baron war forced him to create the Magna Carter. It eventually became known as the Great Charters of liberties. The Great Charters bound the ruling King of England to numerous laws that restricted his power over the kingdom. One example of the Magna Cart, holding the King accountable through the new laws is in Chapter 39: "+ (39) No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land." (Magna Carta) This law stops the King from being able to seize or imprison…show more content…
At the beginning of Era change, religion became the deciding factor of ruling. The Roman Catholic Church ruled the anarchy in Europe. Monks, Popes were key roles in power, during this time period. It was very similar to the way Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Islam restrained civilizations in Asia. Christianity now served as the basic unifying force that held together the new European civilization. The importance of Christianity in European civilization was vital to those in power and also the people during this time period. Christianity was a considered a motivating force for those in leadership. The ideal ruler, for the European civilization, most be committed to practicing and encouraging Christian values, enforce justice, and also, improve his empire/kingdom. Charles the Great, ruled during this time period, did not practice religion. Surprisingly, it did not hurt his ruling, he still ensured that his people practiced Christianity. Christianity allowed him to connect with the people even though, he did not practice
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