Writers came to see these crusades as a way that was appointed to rescue Christians form persecution and invasion. In addition, history chronicles down these events that led to the various crusades as a way of dispossessing land that belonged to Christians. One other justification concerning the crusades involved fulfilling spiritual vows to go to a crusade. Well, any war can only be justified as the only last resort for defense when it is clearly demanded of God (When God speaks directly to an individual or people). Therefore, after the war there different opinions were propagated by writers as whether the crusades could be justified or not.
Arthur demonstrates the qualities of a good leader in Morte d’ Arthur. But not all men can be as strong as Arthur, like Sir Kay and the nobles that are single minded. Sir Thomas made a perfect knight and king in Morte d’ Arthur even though men cannot show these characteristic in that pure form. “And originally knights had few of these qualities” (themiddleages.net). This is where Sir Thomas’s perspective becomes important, his story is an idealized version of a hero and how those times were.
Heroes can range from the well-known Superman to Harriet Tubman during the American Civil War, to the very parents that get you up in the morning. Despite who the hero may be, heroes are said to display selflessness, humility, and integrity. Specifically, epic heroes are expected to also illustrate loyalty and devotion. In the Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is depicted as the bigger than life epic hero of the epic poem that has had such an overwhelming impact on Western culture. However, his character flaws and the byproduct that are their consequences negate his heroism.
The Christian church dominance was a massive part in the medieval times, it shaped the society. The church made the rules and influenced people to follow god. People who didn’t believe in god and followed other gods would have been converted or killed. The Christian church had the power, money and land, they dominated medieval Europe. People who followed God At the time all people followed god, including kings, nobbles/lords, knights and peasants.
In the mid-1600s, the New England Puritans had a vision: they were to create the perfect Christian church and settlement, one that was made according to their interpretation of the original church Jesus had visualized. They were a very religious group and wanted to build a place of refuge for themselves. Unlike the colonist of the Chesapeake Bay colonies, they did not immigrate to make a fortune. The main reason the Puritans traveled to America was because they wanted to build a “City Upon a Hill”, since they were persecuted in England for their beliefs. From the 1630s to the 1660s, the Puritan’s beliefs greatly influenced the political, economical, and social development of the New England colonies.
The church, which was very orthodox, supported the monarchy on the concept that the Tsar was ‘appointed by God’ as the Tsar was the head of the church. The church would reinforce his authority and refer to him towards the people as the ‘Little Father’. The church was extremely influential in that era and ensured that peasants and working class, who were at the bottom of the classist system, were aware that challengers of the tsar were an insult to God. It was therefore hard to go against the Tsar, despite his rule being unfair to the poor. This leads on to Russia being hard to govern under tsarist rule due to autocracy.
After the bombings, Dresden was a doom town, it was hard to see its beautiful architecture that was said to be the prettiest in the world. Billy fought throughout the war and stayed by his country's side and this shows his strength. The overall gist of this story is not to show a weak man, but to show someone how the war can make you unstuck in time. Billy isn't able to comprehend what is real and what isn't. In Slaughterhouse-Five the death of thousands of people changed the perception negatively of
What defines a true ultimate hero? Beowulf, who was an epic hero was King Hrothgar’s “saving grace” when the Danes needed it the most, or Sir Gawain, who was remarkably loyal to his king as he stepped in to defend King Arthur and his fellow knights from being ridiculed from the Green Knight and was brave enough to accept the Green Knight’s “blow for a blow in one year's time” agreement? Both of these men were the most honorable heroes of their time but are very different types of heroes. One was a man who exemplified all values of an epic hero and the other was a noble knight who values the idea of chivalry and courtesy, above all else. The epic poem of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is remembered by audiences around the world for the way Sir Gawain carried himself with exceptional courage and how courteous of an individual he was.
While both Luther and Erasmus are seeking to expose the necessity of reform in religious intuitions, both have their own distinct methods of doing so. In fact they are quite opposite to one another in their methods. Luther’s tactics of focusing on improving the faith on conscience of everyday Christians is more direct approach that directly defies the church. Erasmus’ tactic of buttering up his worries with the church in a comedic story makes for a much more subtle move that keeps the church from attacking him outright and slowly plants the idea of church reform in his audience’s minds. Luther focuses on a direct approach to reforming Christianity.
During the Elizabethan Era, the rulers had a strong impact on the people’s religious beliefs, as opposed to today, we have religious freedom. The most widely practiced religion was the Church of England (also referred to as the New Religion or the Established Church) which was the established state religion decided by the queen. The New Religion was a sort of settlement between the two religions of Catholicism and Protestantism. Queen Elizabeth I was the leader of the Church of England. When Queen Elizabeth was excommunicated from the Catholic Church, she decided that anyone who didn't agree with her beliefs could be considered a traitor and would be executed.
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.
“The spirit of Gelassenheit teaches members submission, obedience, humility, and simplicity” (Kraybill, 2002, p. 31). The Ordnung keeps rules clear and guides the community with regulations on membership, technology, and interaction with the outside world. Church values are the most important thing considered when making changes to the Ordnung, ensuring that the community is not fractured and does not lose sight of the Amish way. The Old Order Amish are a tightly bound community that is regulated by religion. The only leaders of the Amish settlements are the ordained ministers of the church who regulate the Ordnung and make any important decisions in the community.