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  • Way For The Reformation Of The Church
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    The Unlocking of Knowledge, Through the Art of Printing Printing was a major factor in shaping the reformation and Protestant Practice by making printing material (including the Bible) available to everyone. It started with Johannes Gutenburg's invention of the printing press as the origin of mass communication. It was the western culture's first workable means of disseminating ideas and information to a large and vast audience. Some historians suggest that print was instrumental in bringing abo...
  • Catholic Church Underwent A Reformation
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    In order to understand the Counter Reformation one must consider the political factors and motivators behind them as well as the belief factors when examining clashes with the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church during 16th century experienced a reformation that was both politically and belief driven. The Catholic Reformation also known as the Counter Reformation allowed the church to clearly define its position, eliminate unchristian practices and examine its role in world. This paper will add...
  • Disestablishment Of The Church Of Ireland
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    The Disestablishment Of The Church Of Ireland: Inevitable, Progressive Or Political Introduction The Protestant Episcopal Church of Ireland, was a church native to Ireland, drawing its apostolic succession from the medieval Irish Church. It was a church of a minority but was treated by the British government as the one lawful and orthodox church of Ireland, therefore was the Established Church of Ireland. On July 26, 1869, The Irish Church Bill was passed into law, disestablishing the Church of ...
  • Pope And Other Officials
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    3 A 2 Florian Boyce Euro pd. 6 November 2000 Protestant Reformation The Protestant Reformation was period of revolt. It was an uprising of the Roman Catholic Church. Though it has been proven that the main reason of rebellion was the grievances many people had of the church. However, there were ulterior motives, and underlying causes to the start of the Reformation. Religion was always used as a driving force for many of the ideas for reform in the 16th century. However, with other revolutions i...
  • Power Of The Church
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    The Protestant Reformation and the Counter-Reformation were two very important events in European history. They are a vital part of the Renaissance. They signify the point at which the power of the church diminishes and the power of the monarchs increases. The Protestant Reformation began with Martin Luther. Martin Luther had once been a monk for the Church, but, after leaning about the way indulgences were practiced in the Church (particularly practiced by Tetzel), he wrote 95 statements about ...
  • Catholic Church
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    there were significant crises (including Black Death) and scandals (including the Great Western Schism) that influenced the history of the Catholic church in the two hundred years preceding Luther. In part because of these scandals, and in part because of the ongoing power struggles between popes and secular monarchs, papal power was repeatedly challenged, and many committed Christians believed that the church needed institutional reform. From within the church, many sought to reform it through ...
  • Reformed Churches In Germany And Switzerland
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    In the first half of the sixteenth century Western Europe experienced a wide range of social, artistic, political changes as the result of a conflict within the Catholic church. This conflict is called the Protestant Reformation, and the Catholic response to it is called the Counter-Reformation. The Reformation began when Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five theses against the indulgences of the Church. These indulgences included if you did a good dead, this reduced the amount of punishment whic...
  • Abuse Of The Catholic Church
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    Some of the abuses of the Catholic church which produced The Reformation include pluralism, nepotism and indulgences. Pluralism contributed to the uprising of The Reformation because it was not uncommon from members of the church to hold more than one position. This took place in both the regular and secular clergy. Another abuse of the Catholic church was nepotism. Nepotism is favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power. Many positions within the Catholic church were given ...
  • Catholicism And Protestantism Into The Anglican Church
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    Throughout the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church continued to assert its primacy of position. The growth of the papacy had paralleled the growth of the church, but by the end of the Middle Ages challenges to papal authority from the rising power of monarchical states had resulted in a loss of papal temporal authority. An even greater threat to papal authority and church unity arose in the sixteenth century when the unity of medieval European Christendom was irretrievably shattered by the Reformat...
  • 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...
  • Impact On The Development Of European History
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    AP European History Period 4 The Protestant Reformation The Protestant Reformation changed the course of European history very strongly, and rapidly. This paper will talk about what exactly the reformation did to Europe, in terms of social, political, and philosophical impacts. Before the reformation occurred, the general public was made up of an overall praying people. They accepted all aspects of the church, whether or not they personally believed in the idea or not. These aspects included ind...
  • Middle Ages Characteristic Of The Medieval Church
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    The Christian Church in the Middle Ages played a significant role in society. Unfortunately though, the church is often regarded as the capital of corruption, evil, and worldliness. Today, so many people depict the medieval church as being led by materialistic popes, devouring tithes from poverty-stricken peasants, having various illegitimate children, and granting indulgences for money from wayward believers. Yes, circumstances like this may have been the case, and is often hard to disapprove, ...
  • Reformed Church Of Palos Heights
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    CONTROVERSY IN PALOS HEIGHTS On May 16, 2000, the Palos Heights City Council met to determine who would gain possession of the Reformed Church of Palos Heights. Seven months of meetings and controversy over the sale of the Reformed Church of Palos Heights had left church officials again unsure of who would buy the property and when. The Reformed Church, 6600 W. 127th St., had been for sale for approximately two years, as the growing congregation planned to build a larger church on Bell Road in L...
  • Institutional Reforms
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    I, Ori Franco, submit all copyrights of this essay to "cheat house. com" Essay A Essay Assignment: The Reformation The Reformation would have eventually occurred without Martin Luther. This was because the ideas of reform itself was not new, and that the educated and the nobility both saw the abuses and corruption that existed in the sixteenth century church. Also, the educated lay people called for reform because their religious needs were not being met; at least one of them could have the poss...
  • Pope Gregory VII And Emperor Henry
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    Papal Expansion and The Importance of Harmonious Relations Between Church and State Ecclesiastical reform was incredibly important in the European Church in the late eleventh century and the early twelfth century. Previous to Emperor Henry's reign there were extremely comfortable relations between the Church and the state which kept many kings, princes, and popes united, but actually upset many reformers. Papal reformers of the mid-eleventh century could primarily be categorized in two separate ...
  • Feeble Attempt To Reform The Church
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    In 1521, he was summoned again, this time by Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor. Luther went to the meeting known as a Diet in Worms, Germany. In his defense he said, "Unless I am convinced by Scriptures and plain reason - I do not accept the authority of Popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other. My conscience is captive to the word of God, I can not and I will not recant anything, for to go against my conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand. I can do no other: God hel...
  • American Presbyterian Churches
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    The entire protestant reformation began with the work of Martin Luther, a German monk who had questions about the Roman Catholic Church. He asked a priest about his problems and the priest told him to look for the answer within the bible. Martin Luther looked in the bible and realized all the troubles that were going on in the Church. Knowing its problems Luther nailed a document with the problems entitled the 95 Theses. His document started the whole protestant reformation. There were many peop...
  • Reform Of The Church Before Luther
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    Popes and sovereigns battled over power and wealth during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries; and at the climax of these issues was a fight over who controlled spiritual and civil authority. The Protestant Reformation is the name given to a religious and political development in the early 16th century. Martin Luther, a monk from Germany, led the reformation. He said that the Roman Catholic Church was corrupt and that it should be reformed. Luther also argued that a reformation was needed in ...
  • Roman Catholic Church
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    During the Protestant Reformation in the 1500's, the Catholic Church did not want to be rolled over by the Protestant tide and so they began the Counter Reformation. The Protestant Reformation was the religious, revolutionary movement in the 16th century against the Roman Catholic Church authorities and certain doctrines, which led to the establishment of the Protestant sect. The decline in Church prestige, abuses such as corruption, worldliness in the church, simony (selling of Church office po...
  • Chalice And The Wooden Cup
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    Before the Reformation, people believed the church was everything. Churches collected money from the indulgence and used the money to build more magnificent churches. These baroque churches were filled of decorations. In addition, the cups, they used were decorated. However, the Reformation caused this to all change. As a substitute of a chalice, wooden cup was used. Reformation caused churches to be plainly designed. The features the wooden cup reflected the theology and the ideals of the Refor...

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