Charlemagne or Charles the great, Carolingian monarch. He was a very strong element in unifying Western Europe through the blessing of the church. Charlemagne Grandfather had partnership with the church during his period of time; he was the one who started the process to bring Western Europe together, in the belief that everyone should be Christian. Charlemagne father, Pepin the short contiutued this process thought the Western Europe and passed his beliefs on to Charlemagne. All three Carolingian monarchs wanted the church to reform, wanted to reorganize the church under the pope; all this would help raise their power as the Carolingian dynasty.
Luther’s arguments referred to a direct relationship with God and using the local vernacular to speak to the people. Luther’s arguments removed the absolute power from the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church in general. The revenue from the taxes paid to the Church would be reduced with Luther’s ideas, in part because of the removal of buying souls out of purgatory. And thanks to the printing press, Luther’s 95 Theses was reprinted throughout Germany, which soon attracted many followers, as well as many enemies. In 1520, the Pope excommunicated with Martin Luther.
At the Council of Trent the Catholic authorities attempted to clean up the act of the Protestants by trying to persuade them to believe in all seven sacraments and reaffirmed this belief as well. Many other beliefs were reaffirmed as well; beliefs such as Monasteries, Miracles, Saints, Holy Relics, etc. Protestant beliefs constantly differed with a good amount of the beliefs from the Catholics, which caused it to branch off as a completely different religion itself, however the purpose of this council was to set the Protestants straight by reading to them doctrines from the Catholic Church, and other biblical beliefs. Although it might not have worked completely, it did subside some tensions between both
The overwhelming majority of Europeans at this time were devout Catholics, who believed that the pope had the power to absolve sins and ensure their passage to heaven which would have been one of the most important reasons for fighting in the crusades. The pope probably wrote this to boost moral and ensure that nobody deserted the Christian army during the battle. Because if the reward for fighting in the crusades was heaven, it can be almost certain that the punishment was going to hell. This would have been characteristic of Catholicism at the time, which was known for threatening damnation as a punishment for doing something that went against its will. In doc.
Religion was the real reason that colonization began, with out it, the colonies all over the world would not have ever came to be. The fourteenth century was when factors that would eventually lead to the start of colonization began. The followers of John Wycliffe, also known as Lollards, had pushed their ideas of religious power on the religious community: both the bible and religion had ultimate power over everything (Reformation 4). Martin Luther was one of the first men to openly go against the Lollards ideas. He believed that the Catholic church was corrupt for selling indulgences as penance for sins in that the sale was a way for the Church to exploit the unfortunate and poor (Reformation 5).
Alik Dukoyan AS History “How important was printing to the success of Lutheranism?” Printing press, which was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1436, supposed to be one of the most revolutionary impacts in the Church’s Reformation. It is obvious that through the printing, ideas and words had spread faster and it made all views of reformers accessible to public. Some argues that this invention helped Martin Luther, the Father of Reformation and the creator of Lutheranism, to try to influence and inspire people to protest the current incongruous ‘behavior’ of the Church, as he initially supported against it. This essay will evaluate how printing was important to the success of Lutheranism. Undoubtedly, the printing press, which was initially perfected in Mainz, Germany in 1452, had the prominent and significant role for the spread of the Martin Luther’s ideas.
Feudalism, or a class system that regulates relationships among classes of people, was furthered by the Church and helped mold daily life. Other reasons why the Middle Ages can be labeled as the Age of Faith include the various reform movements initiated and roles the pope played. The era between 500 and 1400 in Western Europe, or the Middle Ages, can be labeled the Age of Faith because of the Church’s influence in unification throughout Western Europe, daily life, and politics. Although the Church didn’t come into its full potential for power until about the eleventh century, the Catholic Church did have a lot of influence in uniting Western Europe. Right after the Roman Empire fell, many Germanic tribes went to war with each other and carved Western Europe into small kingdoms.
The Pope also conducted many speeches during his time in Nicaragua and thus provided hope in the people’s belief in the Mass that he would provide peace. The Pope’s visit however did affect the future in that it was a boost for the counter-revolutionaries and the number of battles was growing the area. Also, the talks of the public in the area were all about war. The Nicaraguan visit by the Pope developed fear in the many
Critical Essay Jonah Sinclair CMNS 301 July 14, 2015 The process of indoctrination within the international Catholic church is a centuries old process based heavily on the use of propaganda. A close examination of the history of the church, in particular the growth and institution of “sainthood,” will actually reveal that propaganda was mastered by the Catholic church as a way to indoctrinate society with its dogmatic teachings and way of life, an excellent picture of which is painted by Esther Cohen’s article, “The Propaganda of Saints in the Middle Ages.” However, while the use and development of propaganda may have begun hundreds of years ago, we can see its use in modern times, not dissimilar to the way in which the church used it, in the indoctrination of new staff to a company or organisation. In the article “The Rhetoric of Indoctrination: A Critical Analysis of New Employee Orientation” by Mitchell S. McKinney, we can see that a “new-employee indoctrination video shown during new-employee orientation at Midwest Pharmaceutical (a pseudonym for a Midwest-based national manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical
Most of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church were dogma that could not be challenged or refused by Christians of the middle ages. And as it were, those teachings which forced down the throats of the people. Between 1170 and 1498 AD the glimpse of religious light began to shoot over the age, foretokens of the coming of the reformation. Before these tokens the papacy office became more involved in politics, they claimed to be more superior to the kings. The major concern was money in the Roman Catholic Church.