People began to assert themselves against blind faith and useless religious rituals and began to feel that they could reach God without the intermediary of a priest. Instead of one Pope, two Popes began to be elected one by the French Cardinals and the other by the Italian Cardinals. Solution: With recognition of the reformers criticism and acceptance of their ideology Protestants were able to put their beliefs on display in art.
Reforming the Catholic Church would strengthen it and help it stop Protestantism from spreading. The Council of Trent also tried to spread the Catholic faith to new lands and people The CR could also be considered to be created due to political reasons because the Church tried to regain power in Europe through gaining back lands that had become Protestant. Slide
The printing press impacted the reformers in a huge way. The reformers were able to see more of what the Bible said for themselves, this furthered the idea that there was no real need for a Pope. As the Pope’s job was to read the Bible and keep commoners up to tabs on what the gospel said, the printing press eliminated the need for this; for those who loved God’s word, being able to read the Bible for themselves grated a chance for people to have contrasting ideas or put the Pope in check. John Wycliffe, a professor at Oxford University and reformer, also held the belief that it was God’s will that everyone should be able to come to God on their own. “I confess that the indulgences of the Pope, if they are what they are said to be, are a manifest blasphemy, inasmuch as he claims a power to save men almost without limit,…).
The church was becoming more and more corrupt by the day. People were not focused on faith but relied on the “middle man” to reach God; in this case the middleman was the pope and the Catholic Church. Martin Luther disagreed with the corrupt system the church was conducting and was motivated to start a reform. The purpose of the ninety-five theses was not to accuse the pope or the Catholic Church but to question the actions being made. For example Martin Luther raises awareness of the following controversial thought, “Christians are to be taught that it would be the pope's wish, as it is his duty, to give of his own money to very many of those from whom certain hawkers of pardons cajole money, even though the church of St. Peter might have to be sold.”
His propaganda against the practice of the Pope to have the authority to read and interpret the Bible only and make people believe and follow it. Luther said that everyone can and should read the Bible for themselves, and have their own conclusion and faith. He had a strong criticism about the church's wealth, called its leaders corrupt and immoral. He strongly disagreed with selling indulgences and simony, when people after facing and regretting their sins had to pay large fees to be able to get to haven instead of hell. This was a e very old “tradition” of the Catholic church, but by the 16th century it became abusive.
During the 16th and 17th centuries the Scientific Revolution flourished. While it gained many supporters it had it’s fair share of opponents. Religious controversy, especially with the Catholic Church, hindered the work of scientists by creating barriers to stop the spread of scientific ideas. But many leaders, such as King Louis XIV, supported science for their own political purposes, helping in its advance.
The Protestant Reformation was a religious, political, and intellectual upheaval that attacked the Catholic Church. Protestantism leaned toward a more personal relationship with God rather than the communal worship the Catholic Church emphasized. It also deemphasized the power of the Pope and religious authorities. As Protestantism grew, the Catholic Reformation began. The Catholic Church tried to regain control of the populace by tightening clerical discipline and establishing the Council of Trent, which helped the organization of the Catholic Church by releasing doctrines and statements, which declared what was deemed
The first excerpt was stating how man thought of sin as a good thing at first, but regrets it later during God’s judgement. The first excerpt was written during the Renaissance, but promoted Middle Ages thinking. The second excerpt was written later on in the Renaissance, and it was complimenting mankind. William Shakespeare compared man to god and angels, highlighting the finest traits.
The 16th century was a period characterized by the revolutionary ideas and innovations that developed during the Renaissance. As these new ways of thinking flourished, the church, which had been overbearingly omnipresent in the Middle Ages, began to lose its influence, and its methods of practicing faith were questioned. Eventually, a spiritual revolution grew from the realization that the church hierarchy was focused more on their own monetary and personal gain, than on preaching God’s truth. The Reformation was a series of rebellious movements that strived to revive the morals of early Christianity and resulted in the division of the Christendom, which heavily influenced multiple aspects of Western and modern society. By the mid-17th century, both the Christian and Protestant Reformations had
Prompt: Compare and contrast the motives and actions of Martin Luther in the German states and King Henry VIII in England in bringing about religious change during the Reformation. During the 16th century as renaissance inspired changes in education and art ,humanist ideas also impacted religion. Major dissatisfaction with the Roman Catholic Church and its traditions made it easier for people to trigger a movement to reform the church and its teachings. There were two reformers Martin Luther, a german theology professor, who came to realise a new comprehension of Christianity, and King Henry VIII, who desired divorce which he could not get because of the disapproval of the Catholic Church. While the motives of their strong persuasion of
Luther Legacy pg 35) helped to replace the authority of the Church. His reason was always the bible and reason, that your salvation was yours and not that of the clergy. Traditional authority began to change, the imagination of people became more radical and there was a call to initiate reform in the Church. However, popes refused to concede anything that could weaken the power of Rome.
Prior to 1550, the European continent was dominated by Catholicism and had been for centuries. However, Protestantism first introduced by Martin Luther had begun to make inroads in the Holy Roman Empire and Nordic countries. Despite the growing popularity of these new religions, the majority of monarchs saw religious diversity as a weakness. Instead, most rulers pursued Religious uniformity to ensure political stability and strength. Examples of monarchs attempting to achieve religious university abound from Charles V in the Holy Roman Empire and Spain, to Rome, and to England.
Boucher had many unpersuasive arguments. He believed the king’s power came from God. He would tell colonist they were disobedient to God, and rebelling against him. Boucher had to move back to England because of the amount of death threats he was receiving for opposing the revolution.
Catholicism and the Ku Klux Klan The early 1900s was a time of change in technology, education, and way of life for the American people. However, with change comes resistance, which was especially seen in Texas with the uprisings of the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan’s hatred went beyond simply that of Negros and settled on people of the Catholic Religion as well.