Namely Cromwell and Cranmer played important roles, and overall I agree with the view that the decisive influence in shaping the reformation was Thomas Cromwell due to his closeness to the king and willingness to entirely devote his time and resources into the reformation. The feeling in Source 7 is that Cromwell played an important role in swaying the mind of the king against the clergy, and into reformation. In his ‘supplication against the ordinaries’ Cromwell attacks the clergy saying they make laws without Henry, some of which “clash with the laws off your kingdom”. Here Cromwell might be referring to the law of preamunire, which forbade the following of a foreign law over that of the kings. His influence over the king on this matter could then be shown to have an effect where in the early 1530’s Henry went on to charge all the Clergy with preamunire, and threatened a few with death.
As you read this essay you’ll find that people gained alot from renaissance than protestant reformation. Renaissance was a time for learning and also many people put their interests in art and literature. Renaissance and protestant reformation was very important part of the western history. Renaissance was really important turning point in western thinking and cultural traditions. Protestant reformation was a spiritual/ religion revelation that aimed to correct the problem of the Catholic Church/ pope.
“[The church] should be purified of their unregenerate members…heretical clergymen…bishops and archbishops, but they were nevertheless churches and must be embraced as churches” (Morgan 31). These non-separating Puritans made it their goal to create a superlative Christian community in the New World. In doing so they hoped to serve as an example to encourage reform within the Church of England. Morgan, author of The Puritan Dilemma, describes the non-separating Puritans overall view of the Church of England to be more positive than negative. “[The church] had bought the means of salvation to many of their members and might still do so” (Morgan 31).
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.
Johnny Finns November 5, 2009 Conservatives Beliefs Conservatives are much less confident of human reason and experience than are liberals. They ground their theology primarily in scripture and the teachings of the church, especially the early church. Conservatives tend to stress the transcendence of God more than the other two groups and are much more resistant to change in theology or ethics. Incarnation- Conservatives believe Jesus was literally born of a virgin. They believe he was both fully human and fully divine.
REL 3000 24 April 2007 The Sermon on the Mount teaches us through Jesus Christ what God wants us to do. Jesus taught through God’s word and through example. His miracles touched many lives of nonbelievers, and his word was echoed throughout the land. Through his gospel, we are able to love, worship, and practice a life full of certainty. He taught us to be kind and not to judge, to treat our neighbors respectfully.
THOMAS MORE Do you accept the view that More was a cruel man with little compassion for others? BREAK WITH ROME/REFORMATION Do you agree with the view that the main cause of the English Reformation was the character and influence of Anne Boleyn? Do you agree with the view that the most significant changes of the 1530s were political rather than religious? OPPOSITION Do you agree with the view that the main cause of the Pilgrimage of Grace was widespread dislike of religious changes? Do you accept the view expressed in source X that the Holy Maid of Kent remained important until 1533?
Artists from both periods impacted their craft but it was the artists of the Renaissance who widened their scope for expressing art and truly created change for future generations. A1 After the fall of the mighty Roman Empire in 400A.D, a new period called the Medieval era or the “Dark Ages” lasted for approximately one thousand years. Many people in this time were scared for their safety, illiterate, and were in a constant state of searching for truth (MindEdge, Inc., 2014). That truth was in the form of religion they believed; Christianity, especially Catholicism, was sweeping Europe during this time. Religion had always had some influence in art but with the increasing popularity of the Christian faith, especially Catholicism, its influence had never been greater (Lane, 1998).
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.
The King was a keen theologian, and was prepared to incorporate evangelical ideas into his new Church where he saw fit. But he wasn't comfortable with the alterations, and from 1539 onwards he reversed most of his previous policies. In 1539 the Act of Six Articles returned the Church to unambiguous Catholic orthodoxy apart from papal supremacy. Amongst other things, transubstantiation and auricular confession were reaffirmed. Clerical marriage, which had crept in, was condemned, and vows of chastity were now held to be unbreakable.