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  • Catholic Church
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    The Protestant Reformation Many ideas of the Renaissance like humanism, individualism and secularism stimulated a strong critique of the church's policy and the clergy's behaviour. Many people regarded it as a scandal that the catholic church sold indulgences. Indulgences were documents, stamped by the church which could reduce your sins. People who bought indulgences believed that this document could pave their way to heaven. In northern Germany they went so far that they even sold indulgences ...
  • Church And The Common People
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    Three Honorable Pilgrims Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of his time. Besides William Shakespeare no other writer has surpassed Chaucer's achievements. One of his best unfinished writing, 'The Canterbury Tales' ranks as one of the world's best work of literature. In 'The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales' Chaucer presents a cross-section of Medieval Society through his descriptions of people representing the court, the church and the common people. In Medieval Society, just like in...
  • Eleanor Rigby Died In The Church
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    Words = 1035 The theme of this poem is certainly not subtle: it's all about lonely people. Ah, look at all the lonely people! (1-2). These are the opening lines of what would become a number one hit song for The Beatles back in 1966. John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the writers and bandleaders, made the theme very clear for the reader and listener, right from the start of the poem. The poem has two characters, Eleanor Rigby and Father McKenzie. These two characters are connected to one another th...
  • Example Of The Criticism Of The Church
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    While reading the book Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott I have come to the conclusion that Scott criticizes the church a lot. By some of the quotes by various characters show that he has some type of grudge towards the church. In the following paragraphs I will give several examples of his criticism. One example of the criticism of the church is when the Grand Master was talking at the trial. He said: You are aware that we might well have refused this woman the benefit of the trail by combat; but, th...
  • Independent Christian Churches Of Nigeria
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    Ashley Gulke Professor Haas Composition 2 27 April 2001 Independent Churches in Nigeria Several religions coexist in Nigeria, helping to accentuate regional and ethnic distinctions (Kane 86). Religion is often times the source of customs, culture, happiness and wars: it influences nearly every facet of our life. In Nigeria, the main religions are Christianity, paganism, and Islam. Christianity began to spread in the 19th century and has continued to spread up through the 21st century. The major ...
  • Concern Of The Church For Housing
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    The Church on Homelessness The view of the church to the homeless is generous and. The church also shows a special love for the poor. The church just being there and its charitable help for the homeless shows what God would want the church to do for the homeless. The church is very conscious that the lack of decent housing threatens the poor. The church is grateful for the creation of organizations that help to make the right to housing possible for many homeless people. Examples of such organiz...
  • Bacon's Scientifically Revolutionary Utopia The New Atlantis
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    Francis Bacon's Scientifically Revolutionary Utopia The New Atlantis is a seventeenth century depiction of a utopia by Francis Bacon. In this novel, Francis Bacon continues on More's utopian ideas. Unlike More, however, Bacon relied on societal change via advancements in science and ones own awareness of his environment rather than through religious reforms or social legislation. The seventeenth century marks a period in history where drastic social change occurred. This change, however, was not...
  • Church Believes
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    The person that I interviewed was a priest, Hernan Arias, who is currently a priest in St. Anthony of Padua in Passaic, New Jersey. Hernan believes that he plays a very important role in political socialization. The following is a thorough interview with priest, Hernan Arias and what roles as a priest he plays in society and politics as a whole. One of the first questions that was asked during his interview was gay marriage and his views on this topic. When he first became a priest one of the th...
  • Reformation Of The Church
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    Without Martin Luther, the Protestant reformation would have still occurred because it was mostly a result of social and economic issues of the times. Martin Luther did have a very important role in the reformation, as his ideas unified a group of people who all had the same types of beliefs, but needed direction. When Luther, disgusted with corruption in the church, published his ninety-five thesis he gave those who were uneasy with the church a common thread which stated their beliefs, and gav...
  • Miller's The Crucible Addresses Issues
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    Why 'The Crucible' Remains Important Today For a story of any kind to have any relevance or meaning some 50 years after being written and indeed almost 400 years after it was set, it needs to contain themes and ideas that have been uniformly felt and experienced by people from all walks of life as well as continuing to speak to and have meaning to new and changed generations of people. Years after being written, Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible', still successfully speaks to numerous generations of...
  • Church In The Eleventh Commandment
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    The Eleventh Commandment portrayed the state church as being the supreme dictator. It is through the eleventh commandment that the church held it's power and control over the masses. Without the church and it's leaders to guide the masses, their society would have collapsed. However, compared to Brave New World, the whole society is conditioned to 'work for everyone else' (Huxley 67) by the abuse and daily consumption of soma. Without the drug called soma, their society would have also collapsed...
  • People At My Old Church
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    Gifts One of the greatest gifts that I ever received was an angel pin from my grandmother. It was the Christmas of 1993 when she gave it to me, twelve months after my aunt had died. To me, the pin represented my aunt watching over me and my family. I have always thought of her as an angel because of her angelic voice. My grandmother died seven months after that Christmas, and then the pin meant even more to me. Now I felt as if I had two angels watching over me. During my ninth grade year, I put...
  • Town The Church
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    Two hundred years ago, the church was the center of life in many New England towns. The church provided not only religions guidance but, was a place for social gathering and a chance for neighbors to keep in touch. This is shown in depth in Boston, by Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter and in Salem, by Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. Both towns are perfect models of the churches' affect on their communities. Both towns were settled by immigrants from England seeking religious freedom from ...
  • Most Honest People In The Crucible
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    How many people in our community are actually honest? How many people can you think of that will be straightforward with you even if they make you look bad? In the Crucible, there are only a few people who are honest and most of them died because of it. One of the most honest people in the Crucible is John Proctor. Proctor told people how it is every time. He hurt many people because he never lied about what he thought. He did keep one lie about having an affair with Abigail Williams but, at the...
  • Churchs Centrality To A Persons Life
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    In the summer of 1381 a large group of peasants led by Wat Tyler stormed London. These peasants, unwilling to pay another poll tax to pay for an unpopular war against France and discontent with unfair labor wages, freed prisoners from London prisons, killed merchants, and razed the home of John of Gaunt, considered the creator of the poll tax. Perhaps more important, however, was the rebels attack on the Temple, a symbol of the British Churchs wealth and power. The rebels burned the charters, le...
  • Christianity In The Church
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    People use one major excuse for their refusal of embracing Christianity in the Church: hypocrisy. This something that has been present in the Church since "Day One". People use many of the misdeeds done in the of Christ as evidence, such as Crusades, the Inquisition, witch trails, and many other horrible acts. Due to this behavior, a majority of them tend to say, "If that's what Christianity is all, then I don't want any part of it". First, it must be admitted that there is hypocrisy in the Chur...
  • Dissatisfaction Within The Catholic Church
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    There was a great dissatisfaction with the Catholic Church in the early 16th century. There was not only one reason that brought about the reformation. The dissatisfaction was caused by a number of things, people were not happy with the social control which the church had over them, also there was discontent that foreigners, Italians especially were controlling a lot of German life and wealth which caused unpopularity. At the time people wanted to reduce their financial burden due to the rapid i...
  • Church And His Society
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    Coming of age can be defined as the entrance into adulthood. Some cultures have special ceremonies for young people who are entering adulthood from childhood. The whole idea of these ceremonies is to place an individual into new surroundings of the community he / she lives in. It is the beginning of new responsibilities and understanding as well as gaining access to the society's secrets. Coming of age is when the individual sees with new eyes and gets a wide understanding of the culture and the...
  • Child Protection And Health And Safety Policy
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    Student... Lauren Baker... Personal Tutor: ... Fiona Poul son... Date: ... 1/10/03... Level of study... level 1... Module number: ... 101... Module Name: ... Introduction to youth work and ministry... Module tutor: ... Danny Brierley... INTRODUCTION This essay will be looking at the framework of our church's Child Protection and health and safety policy. In doing this I will take an analytical view drawing upon my own thoughts and reflections throughout. Furthermore, the professional insight of ...
  • Church At Some Point In Their Lives
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    "People who are not regular churchgoers should not use the Church to mark important events in their lives. ' Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer. Show you have thought about different points of view. Most people have been to church at some point in their lives, either for a wedding, a funeral a christening or just for the Sunday service. A regular churchgoer is someone who goes to church once a week. Most people do not do this, yet expect to be able to get married in church. A chur...

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