Religion in the schools has also become an important national political issue. Religion in the public schools can change a person’s life sometimes for the better, but then again sometimes for the worse. Although, the moment of silence cannot affect anything, freedom to acknowledge a religion in every public school across this land, would not always be a bad idea. Religious freedom has always been recognized as an important individual right in America, and that right is enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. "Public schools can neither foster religion nor preclude it.
Earlier Historical Art Period Middle Ages art was largely commissioned by the Roman Catholic Church. The church used works of art to teach spiritual truths, aid in meditation, and convert non-Christians (MindEdge 3.12). Citizens of the Middle Ages sought structure in the world around them. There was a strict social hierarchy in place during these times in Europe. Works of art was usually anonymous, artists frequently did not sign the art pieces (MindEdge 3.12).
The 'Doctrine of Papal Infallibility' stated the pope ( in 1870 it was Pope Pius IX) was not to be wrong on matters of morality and faith and could never be challenged. This lead to the introduction of the 'Pulpit Paragraph' in November 1871 which forbade pastors to voice their political opinions to their disciples. After the passage of the 'Pulpit Paragraph' Bismarck's anti-Catholic campaign went ahead, and laws followed that were passed to hurt the Catholic Church in Prussia. In 1872 -1873 the Falk Laws was set in place, religious teachers were banned from schools; inspections had to made to ensure that Church teachings were kept to a minimal, the state was allowed to veto unsuitable ecclesiastical (church) appointments, civil marriages were made compulsory causing all sorts of backlash that eventually , and the Jesuits (Society of Jesus) was Banned in Germany and was remained banned for the duration of the Empire. In 1875 the a 'Bread Basket' law was past
She kept the Monarch as the Governor of the church not the Pope which is Protestant, I believe this is a good idea because the Protestants will still think she is a true Protestant and she will be popular with them. On the other hand the Catholics would not be happy with this idea because the Monarch is Protestant; also they may start to hate Elizabeth. As well as Bishops ran the church and an English bible, prayer book was used which are both Protestant. But she kept the candles and crucifixes in the church; this meant that the Catholics actually felt a part of the church and would of felt welcomed to enter. The middle policy won lots of support, she said, ‘I will not make a window into men’s souls, there is only one Jesus Christ, and all else is a dispute over trifles.’ This decision was so important to her and England because if she would of chose the wrong choice for example make England Protestant then there would have been a religious war and the Catholics would rebel.
Enlightenment thinkers said the world can be explained through logic and that humans don’t need God for every challenge they go through because we have the ability to figure things out on our own. The Enlightenment promoted the newly importance of education, politics and government in the intellectual climate. Colonists had placed a high value on education, even though it was hard to access. Families would teach their children to read and write at home, even though the amount of work in agricultural households limited the time for schooling. A 1647 law in Massachusetts required every town to support a school and many communities failed to obey the law.
Because of this, the split between the two churches became more understandable after this dispute. Also, the two churches had conflicting views on the Virgin Mary. The Eastern Orthodox Church believes that the Virgin Mary had resisted sin all of her life. In the Catholic’s eyes, she was born somewhat like Jesus, where she could not sin in her power. These two religion were similar in the belief of the way Communion should be run.
This change was greatly helped by the emergence of the Protestant Church, the Catholic’s Society of Jesus and rulers trying to create religious uniformity. Body #1 The emergence of the Protestant Church during the 16th century made a lot of people shift their focus from themselves back onto God. Protestants did not agree with the secularism and selling of indulgences that occurred during the Renaissance. The Protestants wanted to create a more faith driven society. The Protestant church taught them to work hard and completely devote themselves to their vocation.
Before 1603 Scotland and England were separate countries and this was the first time a kind of England had been king of Scotland as well, this didn’t make them one country but James was determined on a union. When James became King, there was a crisis of raised hopes and expectations by those groups who wanted a change to the Elizabethan Settlement, the Protestants (Puritans) and the Catholics. Catholics had hoped for relief from the increasingly harsh anti-Catholic penal laws that had been progressively introduced during Elizabeth’s reign. These penal laws were where that everyone had to attend Anglican Church on Sundays, it was illegal for Catholics not to abide by this law and where charged with heavy fines if they failed to do so. Puritans wanted further reform of the Anglican Church, specifically a move towards a more Protestant Church.
Seventeenth-century Salem was a puritan colony and theocracy, meaning laws are based on religion therefore the church tells people how to behave, but puritanism is so strict and single-minded that there is no room for diversity, leading intolerance to corrupt their society. Intolerance was an action that was a major part of puritan society, and is still encountered in our modern world. Usually, intolerance is often a result of religious expectations and differing opinions. Puritans related everything to God and the Devil, like black or white, so judges, just the same as reverends, ruled and judged with religion. Leaders such as Reverend Hale and Judge Danforth from Salem, led the intolerant accusations of individuals who differed and opposed the beliefs of their religion.
The Three Influential Authorities on Martin Luther’s Life Martin Luther had many influences and important authorities in his life but the main ones were his parents, the abbot of the monastery (who represented the church) and the Bible. Martin Luther was one of the worlds most famous change makers. He was the person who fueled the great change during the Renaissance, otherwise known as: The Reformation. When Martin Luther first joined the Catholic Church, he would follow every rule and regulation that was set out for him. He would never disobey these rules and orders, because if he did, Martin Luther could be kicked out of the church and this was the one thing he did not want.