St. Thomas More: A Man For All Seasons

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St. Thomas More truly was a 'Man for All Seasons ' because he put God at the center of his decisions, promoted social equality, and was a distinguished scholar and lawyer. Sir Thomas More was a Renaissance humanist. He stood up for what he believed in and would not deny and turn his back on God. More is a great role model and is still looked up upon even after 500 years. Thomas More is greatly known by his book called “Utopia”.
More put God at the center of his decisions for example when he refused to say that Henry VIII was the head of the church he neglected it and kept God as the center. He was then beheaded and then the Church blessed him in 1886 and became a saint in 1935. Even at his trial he always kept God’s role in his life. “I die the king’s good servant, and God’s first”-Thomas More. More would rather give himself up to the devil this is being said in the reading of “Thomas More as statesmen,” “More would give the devil himself benefit of law for the sake of justice and peace.” More has a strong belief in keeping things undisturbed all for the good of the people. All his decisions were based on what God would wish for him to do. For example, “The clearness of my conscience has made my heart hop for joy.” Based on this quote he analyzed before he would proceed to do God’s work. More was pure of heart. Thomas More stood for social equality because More believed in freedom of speech. His first act was his “Petition of Peace” in 1523. “Son, I assure you on my faith

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