On the one hand it was Queen’s determination that stopped the Puritans. For example, there was always her intervention. In 1572, she refused for a bill to be read in Parliament to attempt to introduce a more Calvinist doctrine. She also imprisoned some of the main leaders such as Cartwright. This managed to break the circle of organization so the members had no one to follow.
learning to read and write in Latin and his native German. This was before the widespread availability of books, therefore peasants could not actually read the Bible, so the clergy were their only source of Scripture. Luther saw firsthand the corruption of the Church, and came to believe it was his restlessly duty to protest. Luther was prosecuted for his stance, however he famously used Scripture to defend himself, and this started the revolution now known as the Reformation. As the ideas spread, peasants began to see for themselves just how corrupt the Church was, and how they were being oppressed from their own religion.
As the Church was the highest level of the estates and its members supposed to be models of behaviour for those of lower status, it is highly ironic that the examples of clergy shown in The Canterbury Tales are some of the most corrupt characters. To become a member of the ecclesiast group like a Priest or a Nun, the candidate must take vows of obedience, chastity and poverty – vows which many of the characters break continually. Firstly, it was believed that to truly demonstrate devotion to God, a Christian must surrender their worldly goods and become poor in reality. Of course, humans are fallible creatures and so there were some members of the Church who chose to ignore the vow of Poverty. Clearly, the characters of the Friar, the Monk and the Prioresse are part of that faction.
According to A. G. Dickens’ studies in The English Reformation, the Middle Ages laity faced “quite terrifying views of punishment in the life to come...it was small wonder that they felt more comfortable with saints than with God” (Dickens 20). Dickens believed that laity looked forward to a rational religion that was firmly based on solid biblical evidence, not
Also, the government could offend migrants if they are in control of the church and religion. Finally, we should practice what the bible says, and the bible definitely doesn’t say to pray in public through government. We should never mix church and state together, it creates so much tension. Just think how many migrants who come from different countries and different cultures and religions, if the government controlled the church they might not even let them come the U.S. so that would cause just devastating tension, and it could lead to World War III. How many times in the history of everything that things repeat themselves, many.
However, the changes were not uniformly experienced across Europe. Religious context Religion was one of the aspects of the Renaissance that changed drastically over a few centuries. Before the Renaissance, during the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church was dominant in most states of Europe. The medieval thinkers believed that the most important responsibility of the people was to pray to God and aim at saving their souls. Society was believed to be full of evil temptations.
Another thing that the Church was often criticized for was the lack of separation between Church and State. In all matters, whether they be religious or political, the Church, mainly the Pope, was the ultimate authority. The Protestants also had a problem with the idea of transubstantiation, or the belief that the bread and wine served at mass are literally the flesh and blood of Christ. The use of Latin in mass was also frowned upon, because no one could understand what the priest was saying. Clerical celibacy yet another thing that the Protestants didn’t like, and because of this, both Luther and Calvin were wedded.
Andrea Martinez Ms. Genet World Geography April 20th 2012 “Religion during medieval times” Religion has always taken a big place throughout all times, but it has evolved through every epoch. During the medieval times, the main leader of religion was the Roman Catholic Church. The Church was considered to be the seat of learning of the middle ages, they all followed Christ’s teachings. The church had nuns and monks who would as well follow Christ’s teachings in the convents in which they lived, their main duties were to work study and pray. In Europe the monasteries began in Italy and it then spread through the rest of Western Europe by 1100.
One of the major goals of Viviane was to preserve her religion against the spread of Christianity, which claimed the Goddess was evil and that Christianity was the only true religion. The high priestess of Avalon was capable of anything to make destiny come true, she manipulated her sister Igraine and deceived Morgaine, all for Avalon’s sake. This fact leads us to think about how different Pagans and the Christians behave. In the first place there are two religions fighting each other instead of coexisting as it had already been said. In a first moment Pagans were fine coexisting with Christians, actually it had been planned by Merlin and Viviane, this way Arthur would be responsible for ruling a place where both religions were supposed to coexist peacefully.
When Europe finally emerged out of the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, Europeans despised everything about the Middle Ages. In the Middle Ages, queens and kings were decided by “divine power” which opposes the notion of rulership in Machiavelli’s The Prince. Erasmus, another key player in the Renaissance, once stated, “Men are made, not born” which totally contradicts the idea of divine power. Another new idea Machiavelli developed in The Prince that goes against Middle age thought was to use soldiers that one possesses in their state, instead of using mercenaries or auxiliary soldiers. In the Renaissance, the humility of the Middle Ages was completely thrown out, only to be replaced with people wearing extravagant clothing and consuming themselves in their image.