During the year of 313 CE, Constantine met his contender Licinius at Milan to negotiate on the policies associated to the Christian community. The rationality that lied behind the agreement was to eliminate the persecutions that were being faced by the Christians since long ago and to abolish the strict practices against them . Thus, the agreement allowed the religious freedom to all religious, slightly favoring Christianity. The Edict of Milan was indeed a milestone in legitimizing Christianity as official religion of the state in the years to come. At the time of agreement Constantine was still a pagan but he did not reduce his efforts to popularize Christianity.
The speech of Urban II at Clermont in 1095 was the special moment, when he promised and guaranteed that any person who will join to the campaign would get Holy land and place in heaven. At that time believe in God and Holy land was very popular, so Urban II mostly affected on moral of the people. The effect was stunning; people from all parts of Western Europe started to think that moving to Jerusalem is their duty. Actually the main purpose of Urban II was to unite all Christians in Europe and to achieve his aim completely he reminded people that their lands are poor, while Muslims live in Holy lands under good conditions. Citizens were now strongly motivated and ready to invade irreligious opponents.
Also, population decline was a big factor to the fall of Rome; it had decreased from 1,000,000 people to 250,000. The cause of the decrease was the lack of reproduction, plagues, warfare and lead poising, this made it difficult to recruit troops and economic life got worse.
The church had enormous power and was opposed to any socialist reforms. The wealth of the Spanish Catholic Church was resented by many, all middle to leftist movements saw the church as an enemy of change, while all the conservatives saw the church as the very heart of the Spanish civilization. When Manuel Azaña´s liberal government was established in 1931 he brought up a series of anti-clerical measures including the expulsion of Jesuits from Spain, allowance of divorce, the separation of the Church from the State and even stopped religious education in schools. The set of measures against the church brought up by the new government alienated the right wing of Spanish society and led to the foundation of the “Confederación Española de Derechas Autónomas” (CEDA) led by Gil Robles that would come to power in 1933. The church plays a big role on the course of Spanish history and its role in the civil war was crucial to stimulate the start of the rightist comeback.
He also demanded the Christians to change their day of worship from the Hebrew Sabbath to the Roman day of the Sun. 3. Constantine was originally a traditional Pagan, but on his way to battle he sees the sign of the cross on the face of the sun. He hears an awesome voice that announces his destiny, and tells him that he is to conquer through the sign of the cross. He realizes that it is through Christ that he will win this battle.
Europe’s economy deeply excelled during these years, which turned this country into an economic role model. This religious dispute encouraged noblemen to gain their independence from powerful lords who sold them their land. This system was unfair and only made these men even more powerful than they already were. The pope helped them realize that they deserved better, and he also helped them understand reforms. Europe was influenced by Muslim customs and food cultures that eventually stuck with them over the years that these two religious battled for the holy land.
However, Las Casas felt that the Natives should be treated equally, since he believed Jesus died for the Natives just like he died for the Europeans. He noted their sophisticated, very well-developed societies. When Europeans came into contact with Native Americans, they tried to spread Christianity and force Natives to convert to their religion. This is because people who sided with Sepúlveda felt that their religion was superior and wouldn’t ever fathom that they could adopt any of the Natives’ religions. Places in the “new world” that were under Spanish rule often were exceedingly religiously intolerant.
He even promoted about it to the citizens in his most influential inaugural address on 1961. The causes why John F. Kennedy was really concerned about unity were due to religions, racism and to improve relations with other country. The first reason for John F. Kennedy’s concern on unity as indicated in his speech was because of religions. In the world civilization, religions always meant for a special part in life that give the country and people the direction for the future. As the second Catholic President in the United States’ history, John F. Kennedy’s impression kept Americans from believing the power of Catholics such as Cardinal Francis Spellman and Joseph P. Kennedy.
In the 1st century, Christianity spread throughout Rome causing differing views on the religion. At first Christianity was disapproved of by the upper class, then in later years it was embraced. The spread of Christianity throughout Rome eventually caused Rome to split and lead to the fall of the Roman empire. Christianity challenged the government, believing in a higher power then the Emperor. With this mindset, the government feared for it’s future in Rome and it was disapproved of, much like the Tang Emperor Wu in document 6, who stated that it will cause disorder in society.
For examples, one of the biggest changes was religion. Back then, there were many disputes about the Catholic teachings. The two prominent religious figures, who completely impacted the way people view religion, were a German monk named Martin Luther, and a Frenchman named John Calvin. Their understandings of true faith and predestination caused many people to find flaws in the catholic doctrines, which later formed a group called the protestants. As conflicts between the catholics and the protestants became more violent, it affected the English economy.