The majority of events, religious and secular were established and controlled through the Church. Without the Church’s firm grip during this time, life in the middle ages may have been chaotic and turbulent. The laws and rules that the Church established created stability and moral standards for orderly living. As the Church’s power increased and crossed over into secular affairs, the Church’s ability to declare and oust kings became threatening to the state. The struggle for power resulted in the Treaty of Worms where a balance of powers between the Pope and the King were agreed upon.
Throughout Henry’s dilemma, he uses his influence and the corruption among his staff, to evade the church’s law and the Pope's authority. The play A Man For All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, is the telling of this story through the lense of many of the people involved in this monumental shift in English politics. In the play, corruption runs rampant and leads to the moral erosion of even the strongest of characters. In addition, it leads to Rich’s rise to power but lose of self and moral well being. Finally, it is the drive to be uncorrupted and stand for moral righteous which leads to More’s execution.
The impact Martin Luther had on the Roman Church still exists today. This man had a huge influence not only on those in Germany, but those everywhere around the world. Luther challenged the authority of the Pope. He preached that salvation is a free gift from the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ given to a truly repentant sinner. Martin Luther said that the Roman’s had drawn three walls around themselves in order to avoid being reformed by anyone.
The rules made it easier for the church to be in charge. This made them believe that if the Roman Catholic church let them go to Heaven, they would go to Heaven. Everyone was petrified of Hell. Since the church ruled over the people, the Church continued to tell them that Hell was terrible. Throughout the medieval times, the Catholic Church was the center of attention.
What was the significance of the conflict between Philip IV and Boniface VIII: The struggle for authority between Pope Boniface the 7th and Philip the 4th isn't the first time we have seen breach in the bond between the HRE and the Pope. Fredrick Barbarossa and his son both had quarrels with Popes. And it normally starts with the HRE getting the idea that the state should rule the church and they usually break all sorts of rules out of desperation. As we see Philip began to tax the church estates and the clergy because he could not keep up with England in the war. However it really started when Boniface declared that anyone who payed the tax was instantly excommunicated.
The Friar said he had a very special licence from the pope to go preach and forgive people of their sins For example,here is how the narrator talks about him “ for many a fellow is so hard of heart, he cannot weep for all his inward smart.Therefore instead of weeping and of prayer, One should give silver for a poor Friar cares: he kept his tippet, stuffed with pins and curds.” (Chaucer pg.126 line 231). The narrator is describing how he acts he described him as a person; it is that he has no heart and does not show compassion to one another or at least to another person. So it shows his character and attitude. He also asked for money and riches to people to make sure that their sins were truly forgiven. For example.
When people speak of mass death and illness they hardly speak as zealously as St. Cyprian spoke when we explained his thoughts about a plague sweeping Rome. During such a hectic time to be alive he turned to religion to rationalize why this epidemic was taking place. Rather than use this situation to validate that there is no god and lose all faith St. Cyprian takes a different approach. Instead, he sees this mass illness as justified suffering that his religion requires in order to achieve some sort of reward. This epidemic is killing many people, this would normally be seen as a terrible thing but St. Cyprian does not value life in this world.
They sensed treason, and evicted Christians from the friendly treatment the should have been granted. The article Christianity and the Roman Empire by Dr. Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe reads, “Thus the classic test of a Christian’s faith was to force him or her, on pain of death, to swear by the emperor and offer incense to his images, or to sacrifice to the gods.” This passage explains the terror of the Romans, for they felt that the Christians were deliberately jeopardizing the Roman Empire by angering their gods. There are many more reasons as to why Christians were persecuted by the inhabitants of Rome, but these are the major elucidations. The persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire started to die down around 250 A.C. For almost two centuries, the suffering and martyrdom the Christians experienced became almost a dull routine
The Protestant and English reformation were both reforms that took place in the 16th century against the Roman Catholic Church. Comparatively these reformations are alike and different in some sense. For example, Two leaders led these reforms and went against the church’s beliefs for different purposes.For personal reasons , King Henry VIII went against the church, whereas Martin Luther knew the church could not offer him salvation amongst other reasons. Before becoming a monk, Martin Luther was once a law student . One day a storm blew up, lightning struck him to the ground, and in a panic, he cried.
The main challenge faced was from the Roman Catholic Church, which around the time of the discovery was an extremely powerful organization that considered the theory to be unorthodox. This could have impacted on why Copernicus didn’t publish the theory until he was dying. The Roman Catholic Church did everything in its power to overpower the heliocentric theory, this involved arresting those who promoted the theory including Galileo who was arrested for the remaining eight years of his life. The progress and acceptance of the heliocentric model was slow but after a while overwhelming evidence in favour of the theory saw the heliocentric model replace the geocentric model of the solar
Prior to the Protestant Reformation, only one form of Christianity existed in Europe - Roman Catholicism. The pope, along with many priests, not only controlled their subjects financially but spiritually. Clergy lived ostentatiously much to the bewilderment of their parishioners. The Catholic Church in Rome had become very wealthy owning assorted assets. Moreover, the only way people could connect with God was through a priest.
Eastern orthodox was a reason Europe was split politically at the time of the middle ages • The Pope was seen as the highest authority figure besides the king decision in the political aspects of Western Europe. • In the eastern part of Europe they didn’t have a religious leader that was seen with high authority compared to the Western Europe’s religion.
This means pretty much as what its say the church was always wealthy because they were always getting money from people.The next thing was indulgences. Which meant purgatory which is a state of suffering that a sinner has before he can go to heaven.It also had Indulgence box which is where people paid of the debt of the dead sinner so he/she could go to heaven.They also could work off someones sins for them like they