Moreover, the Cult of the Sacred Heart was closely connected to the nobility of the Ancien Regime. As a consequence, the Catholic sect acts as an opposition towards the advancement of the French Revolution and the progressive ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity (Harvey 1979, 365). Following the outcome of the Franco Prussian War, the French Second Empire collapsed, further exacerbating the already tensions between the French Communards in Paris (suburbs) and the Conservative Royalist faction located predominately in rural France (Harvey 1979, 368). Once peace negotiations were finalized with the Prussians, the city of Paris was in
To illustrate an example, Henry’s parents were immensely devoted and sympathetic to the Calvinist faith, consequently, he was raised as a Calvinist (Stearns 6: 141-143). It was only natural that he would stay loyal and devoted to his own faith, despite his conversion to Catholicism. Furthermore, this mode of execution is seen again in the issue of the Edict of Nantes in 1598. Henry IV gave tolerance to the French Huguenots and permitted the practice of their religion within certain limits, yet Henry, now established as a powerful Catholic ruler, could have easily rid France of Huguenots, satisfying the desires of the Catholic League as well as his newly developed faith in Catholicism. There was a greater benefit politically if he had considered the interests of both religious parties, therefore, that was the route that Henry IV selected, rather than the one in line with his religion.
Specifically, she must go to the King’s representative in the nearest large town, Vaucouleurs…” (Carroll 517). Joan of Arc’s voices would change the history of the Middle Ages and eventually make Joan of Arc a saint. Joan of Arc's ideas encouraged people to look at France as a country and not just a cluster of provinces; this was a start to nationalism. People started looking more to the King for leadership, and feudalism was destroyed. However, while she was a hero to the French, Joan of Arc was nothing but insurgent to the English.
Anti-Catholicism in America “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses”. (Lenny Bruce) In today’s modern society, religion is not look upon fondly. One religion seems to be in the media more often being criticized, Catholicism. Politicians get criticized for their “Catholic agenda” and the breaking story is diocese protecting pedophile, homosexual priests. This combined makes people think, why does everyone seem to target Catholicism and why are they allowed to get away with it.
On the other hand, Germany wanted to contradict the move, being an opponent against the Triple Entente, making a speech saying that Germany supported independent Morocco. France refused to withdraw their decision, yet it agreed to Germany’s Kaiser’s request for an international conference to discuss further actions. This was extremely rough on Germany since only Austria-Hungary, which is an ally, supported the Kaiser’s interpretations. Furthermore, Britain and Russia supported France, adding to the fact that Britain and France began secret military talks after the conference to strengthen their relationship. Britain, once more, supported France when the Kaiser of Germany accused France of taking over Morocco, and started to prepare for war.
This especially applies to Tartuffe, which is a commentary on the Roman Catholic Church. During this time in history, the Catholic Church was not a loving force (Is it “loving” today though?). In fact, the church acted like a dictator. And arguably during this time, the church gained much of its power that it still owns today. Tartuffe was attacked by the church so much that King Louis XIV had to shut the show down.
Instead of spending resources to help people in need, nations are suing the resources to develop weapons of mass destruction, contributing to the building up hostility and desire to start a war. (Summary) The fifth commandment of the Catholicism is “You shall not kill.” In the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Second Edition), there are numerous paragraphs that discuss the causes, duty, and principle of the duty of people in society to prevent violence and war. In the first section (2263-2265), Pope John Paul II discusses the conditions of Legitimate defense.
As the Reformation started Luther he started to preach with lectures and teaching them the right way to follow Christ Jesus. “In 1521, Luther was excommunicated by Pope Leo X. He was ordered to appear before leading authorities at the Diet of Worms”(Forster 3). The Diet of Worms was sent to him commanding Luther to deing nay the many things he said about the catholic church. But he stood strong and said “I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God.
In 1478, the Spanish Inquisition was instituted. During this time, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile were the rulers of Spain. Many historians believed that the Inquisition was a manifestation of extreme religious anti semitism, but contrary to popular belief heresy was most of the time falsely accused onto converts nor were the Jews its main focus. Rather, the Inquisition regarded Jewish converts to Christianity, conversos. Both Norman Roth’s and Stephen H. Haliczer’s thesis’s, state their opinion as to why the Inquisition was instituted.
In a nutshell: The 3 R’s: Reformation, Royalty & Renaissance The first R: The Reformation The reformation of the Christian Church had a huge effect on history, causing a major schism and centuries of sectarian violence. In England and other countries many were to die for being the wrong religion. In the early 1500s in mainland Europe, a huge religious upheaval started in reaction to Roman Catholicism, the existing Christian church. Martin Luther, and many others wanted reform – hence the term Reformation. They sought a simpler kind of Christian worship, with the emphasis on the individual’s own conscience and direct relationship with God, without the intervention of the Virgin Mary and all the saints, never mind about the control of priests, cardinals and the Pope, who were seen as being too powerful, too wealthy and too corrupt.