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  • Popes Of The Roman Catholic Church
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    Ever since the dawn of the 16th Century, much of the European countries were controlled or greatly affected by reining religions. Throughout much of history, the dominating Roman Catholic Church was the major cause of battles and wars. This was especially a causing factor of the Thirty-Years War in Western Europe. Many rulers used religion as an excuse to disturb the peace and take control of another country. During those times, religions were used as force. Whenever the Emperor or Empress of a ...
  • Roman Catholic Church
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    Religion In American Life Dave Ross SOCI 250/22/18/97 Computer Assignment #1 Religion used to be a very important component in an American's life. Protestantism was as American as Mom and apple pie. Families would don their " Sunday best' and go to church early on Sunday mornings. However, this situation has changed quite a bit. After reviewing the 1994 statistics I gathered from the Mi case system and comparing them to the statistics received in class, I discovered a trend away from traditional...
  • Church Of England Since The Reformation
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    Church of England Since the Reformation, the Church of England or Anglican Church has been the established branch of the Christian church in England. Throughout the medieval period, English kings tried to limit the power of the church and the claims of its independent canon law. All of this was without success until the reign of Henry V. Parliament's acts between 1529 and 1536 represent the beginning of the Anglican Church as a national church, independent of papal jurisdiction. Henry V, trouble...
  • Reformation Of The Roman Catholic Church
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    The Reformation of the Roman Catholic Church was a major 16th-century religious revolution. A revolution, which ended the ecclesiastical supremacy of the pope in Western Christendom and resulted in the establishment of the Protestant, churches. With the Renaissance that preceded and the French Revolution that followed, the Reformation completely altered the medieval way of life in Western Europe and initiated the era of modern history. Although the movement dates from the early 16th century, whe...
  • Luther's Doctrines Of Sin And Faith
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    This essay is concerned with Martin Luther (1483-1546), and his concept of Christianity. Luther began his ecclesiastical career as an Augustinian Monk in the Roman Catholic Church. Consequently, Luther was initially loyal to the papacy, and even after many theological conflicts, he attempted to bring about his reconciliation with the Church. But this was a paradox not to endure because in his later years, Luther waged a continual battle with the papacy. Luther was to become a professor of biblic...
  • Changes In The Roman Catholic Church
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    The Reformation In the year 1517 AD, a revolution started that would not mean the taking up of arms, nor the deaths of thousands. The Reformation started a tidal wave of welcome changes in the Roman Catholic Church, most of which, were not expected but helpful to the initial cause. It happened with the nailing of a single man's ideas to a church door. Martin Luther, a man of intelligence and wisdom, had serious disagreements with the church's position on salvation. Until this time, the Roman Cat...
  • Scientific Revolution The Church
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    During the Scientific Revolution scientists such as Galileo, Copernicus, Descartes and Bacon wrestled with questions about God, human aptitude, and the possibilities of understanding the world. Eventually, the implications of the new scientific findings began to affect the way people thought and behaved throughout Europe. Society began to question the authority of traditional knowledge about the universe. This in turn, allowed them to question traditional views of the state and social order. No ...
  • Reform The Roman Catholic Church
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    The Protestant Reformation was a major 16th century European movement aimed initially at reforming the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. The Reformation in western and central Europe officially began in 1517 with Martin Luther and his 95 Theses. This was a debate over the Christian religion. At the time there was a difference in power. Roman Catholicism stands with the Pope as central and appointed by God. Luther's arguments referred to a direct relationship with God and using ...
  • Roman Catholic Church
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    The Renaissance In the history of Europe, no time was more fruitful than the years immediately after the Middle Ages. This time was also known as the Renaissance. People lived under the rule of enlightened kings, reformed churches, and the artistic masterpieces of the day. These three great organizations encouraged the development of all three of the major areas of society. First, great astronomers and mathematicians drastically resolved the way that the world was viewed. Second, the church, whi...
  • Martin Luther A Focal Point For People
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    Protestant challenge to Catholicism's hegemony in Northern Europe Protestants and Catholics have been fighting for centuries. Most of us, even some of them, have no clue as to what they are fighting about. In the 1520's a religious stirring began, where people were starting to get frustrated and angered by how the church was conducting itself. Northern European weather can be very cold and harsh at times, because of this, it made it very difficult for people to leave their homes to get to church...
  • Roman Catholic Church
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    The church has influenced various issues in our society. The issues which have been influenced are abortion, divorce, homosexuality, and poverty. But before we look at how these issues were influenced lets first look at some of the aspects of the church. The churches mass is made up of two parts- the liturgy of the word and the liturgy of the Eucharist for the duration of which the Holy Communion is rejoiced. Mass is the center of worship that Catholics participate in. Catholics are supposed to ...
  • Reasons The Roman Catholic Church In Europe
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    "A New Pope but Not a New Path". In this article about the new Pontiff, Benedict XVI, the author tells about Cardinal Ratzinger's life. He was known as Pope John Paul II enforcer. Cardinal Ratzinger was called many things for this such as "Joe the Rat" and God's Rottweiler". Cardinal Ratzinger is one of the most conservative men in the Roman Catholic Church today. He holds many of the beliefs that his predecessor held. Cardinal Ratzinger holds that Roman Catholicism is the one "true" religion an...
  • Place In Vatican II
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    Why is Vatican II so Significant in the Modern Church? INTRODUCTION: VATICAN II Vatican II was the 21st ecumenical council recognized by the Roman Catholic church, which became the symbol of the church's openness to the modern world. The council was announced by Pope John XX on January 25, 1959, and held 178 meetings in the autumn of each of four successive years. The first gathering was on October 11, 1962, and the last on December 8, 1965. Of 2908 bishops and others eligible to attend, 2540 fr...
  • 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...
  • Martin Luther
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    Martin Luther The Great Reformer Martin Luther The Great Reformer is a story told by others who knew this great man named Martin Luther. Some of these people followed him while others wanted to persecute him becuase he dared to challenge the church and its practices. This book is an account of Marion Luther's life and how he came to the realization that the Roman Catholic Church had some reforming to do. This book also speaks of all the trails and misunderstandings that Martin Luther had through...
  • Roman Catholic Church
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    The Renaissance, which began in Italy in 1300's, was one of the largest periods of growth and development in Western Europe. The increase in trade caused an abundance in wealth that resulted in the focusing on the arts. Such things as literature, paintings, sculptures and many more works are known to have blossomed from the period known as the Renaissance. Many other important occurrences, such as the Reformation and split of the Roman Catholic Church, caused by the opposing views of Martin Luth...
  • Roman Catholic Church
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    Are You Catholic or Protestant How clear is your understanding of Protestant theology Test yourself and see. Evaluate each of the fol-lowing ten paired statements and mark the one that you think best states a Protestant doctrinal position. (1 a) God gives a man right standing with Himself by mercifully accounting him innocent and virtuous. (1 b) God gives a man right standing with Himself by actually making him into an innocent and virtuous per-son. (2 a) God gives a man right standing with Hims...
  • 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...
  • Roman Catholic Church
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    Some may ask: why do we make such a fuss over martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation? How and why did this German monk become a lightning rod for change in religion and society in Europe during the Renaissance? People don't understand the significance of the situation and the importance of Martin Luther and his influence with the Protestant Reformation and how this affects us today. Many people back in the 1520's thought of Luther as an insightful church leader and some thought of him as a...
  • Doctrines And Actions Of The Catholic Church
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    Anti-Catholic Movement Prejudice, a sAnti-Catholic Movement Essay, Research Paper Prejudice, as a word and not a particular viewpoint, comes from two Latin words: pre meaning "before', and judicium meaning "judgment'. It would be a fair conclusion to say that anti-Catholicism is the action of making a judgment before knowing the facts, but in modern times, this has been taken to the extreme. The popularity of anti-Catholicism comes from the conclusion made by others without taking the initial st...

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