The First Crusade began in 1095 after the speech of Pope Urban at the Council of Clermont. There were many reasons as to why people joined the First Crusade, including religious, economic and social factors. I believe that the most important reason is the religious factor. This is because since religion was so important and present at this time, people were constantly reminded of the fact that it was their right as Christians to kill the infidel and claim their ‘rightful’ holy place in Jerusalem. Pope Urban, in 1095, gave a speech which called people to crusade.
Martin Luther started this reformation by posting his 95 thesis to the door of the church. Luther believed that selling indulgences was wrong and that only faith alone Jesus Christ can earn yourself salvation. Luther’s cause was aided when King Henry joined the reformation and created the Anglican church. King Henry made the church because the pope would not let him divorce his wife so he could get an heir to the
Review: THE DONATION OF CONSTANTINE The Donation of Constantine is a historical document that thought to be written between 750-800 A.D. by Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantine to Pope Sylvester I and the Roman Catholic Church. This document gave Pope Sylvester I and his successors gifts of great privilege, many riches, and supreme power over lands. The first part of the document tells how the Emperor Constantine was educated in the ways of faith by Pope Sylvester I, baptized by him, cured of leprosy and also professes his conversion to Christianity. In the second part, Emperor Constantine acknowledges the superiority of the Roman Catholic Church, and bestows to Pope Sylvester I specific authorities and insignias of honor. The document explains that Constantine wanted Pope Sylvester I to wear a crown of gold and gems to show his status as ruler.
But in a Christian nation, as our Founders would have defined it, the principles and institutional foundations are Biblically based and the people in general share a Biblical world-view. Before America was America Christopher Columbus' commission was given to set out and find a new world. Though this order was given from King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain according to Columbus’ personal log, his purpose in seeking undiscovered worlds was to “bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the heathens. …. It was the Lord who put into my mind … that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies … I am the most unworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely … No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.” Columbus, being a Catholic, was Protestant and felt obligated to bring God to the world.
Charlemagne or Charles the great, Carolingian monarch. He was a very strong element in unifying Western Europe through the blessing of the church. Charlemagne Grandfather had partnership with the church during his period of time; he was the one who started the process to bring Western Europe together, in the belief that everyone should be Christian. Charlemagne father, Pepin the short contiutued this process thought the Western Europe and passed his beliefs on to Charlemagne. All three Carolingian monarchs wanted the church to reform, wanted to reorganize the church under the pope; all this would help raise their power as the Carolingian dynasty.
Timeline; 4 B.C; Jesus is born 27; Jesus begins his ministry 30; Jesus is crucified; the Church is born at Pentecost 100; Christianity becomes illegal in the Roman Empire 381; Emperor Theodosius declares Christianity the official religion of Roman Empire 440-461; Pope Leo the Great steps into the power vacuum providing both religious and political leadership. 1301; King of France arrests the pope. 1789; John Carrol becomes the first Bishop in the United States and creates the first diocese, the See of Baltimore 2000; Year of Jubilee. Holy Sites and Places of Worship; Typical churches. Cathedrals of great artistry stone figures, with great stone buildings with carved figures and turrents each with a statue of Jesus.
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.
Subject: Religion Topic: The Significance of Matthew’s Gospel as both the first in the canon of the New Testament as well as “the church’s gospel”. The Gospel of Matthew The gospel of Matthew has been highly regarded for its enlightening perspective with respect to faith and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Its wealth of historical content as well as its detail- oriented focus has led to its becoming the church’s primary reference for all historical content concerning the ethos of the Messianic era (i.e. the documented records of Jesus’s life, teachings, and general impact). It is for these reasons that Matthew’s writings have been placed foremost in the biblical canon of the gospels despite-- with respect to historical accuracy-- in reality being the second to be composed.
Lead by the Pope, the Medieval Church existed as the official church in Western Europe during the Middle Ages and the influence of the Medieval Church on the society was vast, for “popes humbled emperors such as Henry IV” and “its leaders were among the most important persons of the empire” (Bachrach 2; Cook 38). In the essay Images of Eden, Christians “held the complete Bible to be revelation, that is, the word of God” (Morris 23). The biblical story of Adam and Eve is in the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis, which is the compilation of three authors named Priestly, Jehovist, and Elohist (Thury 53). The sources of Genesis approximately date back from 950 to 550 BCE (Thury 53). One of the most well-known biblical stories, Adam and Eve had profound impact on the way Medieval Christians explained the origins of humankind and nature, and how it shaped their moral values.
In the beginning, in the book of Joshua was the preparation of the invasion of Jericho under the Lord’s request and spiritual guidance. One of the most powerful messages of this book about faith and obedience is the Lord’s covenant with His people. As it proven in considerable detail and throughout the 24 chapters of the book of Joshua that only through the grace of the Lord were battles won, in each victory, it edified God’s role in the Promised Land. God is exalted by the many illustrations of the marvelous way he led the people to the patriarchs Promised Land. We see this clearly with the inspiring story of Rahab, the Canaanite prostitute, who had absolute