The idea shown in source 7 of Henry not being able to fully separate himself from his catholic beliefs is further back up by the evidence found in source 8. Although we have to be aware of the fact that source 8 was written by Bishop Tunstall to Reginald Pole in 1536, which means that it may be slightly biased towards Catholicism. The source states that Henry wishes to remain a part of the “unity of Christ’s Catholic Church”. Which tells us that Protestantism is not making enough progress in England as to convince the King, yet it is still making gains. Also in the source, Henry’s title of “Supreme Head” is mentioned.
FRQ: Compare and contrast Lutheran and catholic reformations The catholic and Lutheran reformations were revolutionary events in history in which the Christian religion divided into the different sects that exist today, Catholicism and Protestantism. The Lutheran reformation is when Luther studied scriptures and came to the conclusion that the papacy was an invalid power and corrupt. The catholic reformation was the Catholic Church’s attempt to resolve corruption and other serious issues within the Catholic Church. This was also done to reform the catholic church so it is more appealing and hence, less conversions to protestant branches of Christianity such and Lutheranism. These two events were similar and different in two aspects: they were different because while the Lutheran reformation had many doctrinal changes, the catholic reforms made no revisions whatsoever to the beliefs of the catholic church; and they were similar because they both resolved many corrupt practices which was critical for both Protestantism and Catholicism because it added an appeal to the two sects of Christianity allowing either of them to gain popularity.
What Evidence is there of any Popular Views on the English Church During the Period 1400-1550? There is evidence to suggest popular views were rather strong with regards to the English Church during this period; the people of Tudor England were extremely conservative and stuck in their traditions and customs. Scarisbrick argues that there was no popular discontent towards the Roman Catholic Church in the years leading up to reformation, and that religious change- opposed upon the people ‘from above’- sparked much popular resistance. Wills survive in evidence of this point, displaying that people continued with their traditions in leaving their worldly goods, property and of course, fortune, to the church. This could suggest that, however authoritative and invincible Henry may have presumed himself to be, the people still both feared and respected God more, and were not willing to chance accepting him as the ‘Head of the Church of England’.
“Mary was the closest Catholic claimant to the English throne and Elizabeth knew some of her subjects were not above hoping she could be deposed and Mary made queen of both Scotland and England” (English history, 6). Because she was Catholic, Mary, had many Catholic followers, who wanted her on the throne of England instead of Elizabeth I. “In fact, Mary had been a tolerant leader in Scottish religious matters. But such was the extreme religious upheaval of the time, that tolerance was a sign of weakness” (Scotlass, 1). Therefore, the pressure from her followers led Mary to make decision to plot against Elizabeth, during her capture and imprisonment against her will.
The English were mostly Puritans and pilgrims. The pilgrims wanted to separate from Protestantism, so they came over to the New World. The Puritans wanted to change ideas within the Anglican Church because they felt it was too similar to Catholicism. The Puritans came to the New World and had a huge influence. Unlike the Spanish, the English never forced their religious beliefs onto the Indians.
Traditionalist Catholics generally prefer to be referred to either simply as Catholics or Roman Catholic. In recent years, remarks by Gibson have generated accusations of homophobia, anti-Semitism, and racism; he has apologized repeatedly for the statements and denied that they represent his real opinions. Another big difference in the two movies is the fact that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, does not appear in “Superstar” at all yet she plays a major role in “The Passion”. This may be attributed to Mel Gibson’s Catholic background. It does follow the gospel more closely.
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). The final push for the need to change was the English reformation. During King Henry VIII’s rule in the sixteenth century, the Church of England was formed. He established the church because the Pope of the Catholic Church would not grant him a divorce from his wife, Catherine of Aragon. The Anglican church had many similarities to the Catholic church: similar rituals and a bible titled the Book of Common Prayere (Reformation 9).
In particular, when speaking of Spies, the lines are not as clear as they do not accept the tenets of Christianity but see activities such as prayer or forgiveness as useful to the secular world. Because of this area of debate, the idea of absolutes is not possible. Without absolutes, how can we actually give someone guidance on how and where to go in their lives? Without a spiritual path that is laid out and definite, where does someone with a troubled soul go? I am grateful for the door that the book opens by illustrating how the two worlds of psychology and Christianity can be married yet as in any marriage, there is always areas that are not
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
In contrast, Lisa Miller states “98 percent of Catholic women have used contraception in their lifetimes. To hold the consciences of a few loud voices over the private needs of families is not just unfair. It is unconscionable”. While in the article, Liberal Catholics challenge bishops on Obama’s contraception rule, James Salt of Catholics United states “The bishops blanket opposition appears to serve the interests of a political agenda, not the needs of the American people”. Some right wing Catholics do not believe they should be forced into offering a service not accepted religiously.