This message of Luke will always be a pertinent thematic concern in any Catholic’s life as it is the founding of our entire faith and religion. By introducing Jesus as the Universal Savior, Luke is suggesting that Jesus is the guidance for everyone in society no matter what label they carry and whether they are a sinner or not. Luke 2, The
Pope Urban II Speech November 27th 1095 became an important day in history when Pope Urban II gave a speech to fellow Christians which ultimately sparked the first crusade. The purpose of this address to the public was originated from Alexios I Komnenos, the Byzantine emperor who sent the Pope to get them aid as they were being attacked by the Seljuk Turks and take back Jerusalem from Muslims. Reading the four accounts by: Fulcher of Chartres, Robert the Monk, Balderic of Dol and Guibert of Nogent, one could see that the main similarity in all versions was the reference to religion and how to serve God, “Freshly quickened by the divine correction, you must apply the strength of your righteousness to another matter which concerns you as well as God.”(Fulcher Of Chartres) Pope Urban II calls for help by referring to God and religion to persuade the public to go on this crusade so all their sins are washed away. Versions of the speech show differences, each showing the mentality of what kind of crowd this address was given to. The account by Fulcher of Chartres shows more of a religious approach where the Pope opens his speech by saying what should be the characteristics of a person to be close to God and not face his wrath, “I hoped to find you as faithful and as zealous in the service of God as I had supposed you to be.” At this point of the speech the audience does not know the purpose of this talk.
He shows humility by making his winning the election not a personal gain, but a victory for the American people as a whole. JFK was also an outspoken Catholic and alluded to God many times in his speech. He also alludes to many historical events to establish his credibility with his audience. He makes it clear that he has “sworn before [everybody] and God Almighty the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago” (Kennedy). The purpose of this statement is to establish his commitment to providing for the common good of the nation by taking the oath of office.
In medieval society, the Christian Church, or more specifically, the Roman Catholic Church dominated all aspects of medieval life in Europe. Through various methods, the Church was able to spread its religious teachings to people all throughout Europe. Because the Church prophesized that practicing their “true religion” was the only way to save one’s soul, the Church was easily able to control a great many people. The Church was so powerful that even the rulers of various states in Europe followed under its lead. It is apparent that these rulers, similar to the remaining populace regarded the Church as their superior, and did so with good reason- this religious institution was both very wealthy and omnipotent, making it a force to be reckoned with.
Christians were promised that if they joined the war, they would be forgiven of sins and guaranteed a place in heaven, which was irresistible to many people. The motto of the first crusade was 'Deus vult,' or 'God wills it.' With these calls to action from the Pope, the lay public became the 'Soldiers of the Church.' Thus, there were internal motivations on the part of the public to fight the war in order to become holier. There were also economic motivations behind the Crusades.
Syria and the Just War Theory Man has turned to God for guidance and strength in all forms of war for thousands of years. Its actions must be shaped by God's rules for when and how military action may be taken, which is what the Catholic Church refers to as the just war doctrine. Military action in Syria has great potential of becoming a reality. However, if one looks in the Catechism as well as Gaudium et Spes, not all the qualifications for a just war are met. Many factors must be in play for military action to match the criteria of a just war.
In the end; the reformation opened up a lot of new ideas and also fixed up many of the flaws that were plaguing the Catholic Church. First of all, the Counter Reformation had spread out to other countries, mostly because of the Jesuits. The Jesuits were a group of Catholics that Ignatius Loyola to preach Catholicism. These Jesuits were totally focused on the church and did whatever the pope said to do. Even spread the faith to different countries that had many Protestants.
Martin Luther King. His infamous words “I have a dream” are known by millions of people all around the world. Without a doubt, he was one of the largest figureheads of the entire movement. He championed the use of Civil Disobedience by reminding his followers that they were Christian people and violence was not their way. He encouraged peaceful demonstrations, sit-ins, and marches.
The crime on his death to pay a ransom, save all who believe in him, and will also be raised, with god, has eternal life. He is the savior of mankind. Christianity, which is one of the major religion communities in the world. How the life of the early Christian Community was, how it developed to make the community survived, and what spirit they kept until now. What Were Early Christians Like?
The early church was out in the community on a daily basis spreading the gospel. The early church was not afraid to go out and evangelize to the unsaved. The early church was also very dependent upon the Holy Spirit. The early church was very consistent in presenting the gospel; they never compromised the integrity of the gospel message. Even if they were facing death, they stood their ground and continued to spread the gospel message.