The Catholics may have been angry with the church but their church got reform and that’s what they wanted. The Catholic Church had no choice but to sale indulgence that was the pope’s orders and back in that time the Catholics followed the pope. The Catholic Church spent their money on unnecessary things. The church didn’t think wisely, but all of that changed because Martin Luther reformed the church and John Calvin helped. The pope lead the church and decided a person gets into heaven, but William Tyndale believes that if you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savoir then you’ll get into heaven, and I believe the same things as Tyndale, you shouldn’t have to prove yourself to the pope that you deserve to go to heaven and the pope shouldn’t get to decide.
Latin crusaders wished to serve Pope Urban II and with his call for crusaders many leaped at the opportunity to serve. The Crusades established the ideal of a knight, as a layman, not a monk, doing God’s work as this was the basis for which an essential moral code was to be created. These ideals were represented in the First crusade however in the later crusades the economic problems and the lack of fighters lead to significant changes in the ideals of the crusaders. The sacking of Constantinople was a huge controversy. It lead to the Latin west taking precious relics home and advocating their victory which they believed God had proclaimed to them, however Pope Innocent III debarred their actions and accused them of losing their purity and faith.
Thesis: Body Paragraph 1: Christians mainly went to the Crusaders in order to receive remission for their sins. In the Middle Ages, many people lived in poor conditions and in poverty. By the Church being there, they knew that God was in their favor and will protect them. However by doing sinful acts, God was not in your favor. Luckily the Crusaders were the solution to this.
Both men believed wholeheartedly that they were appointed to the position of overseer of the church by God. Gregory VII became upset when he learned of the appointing of the new Archbishop of Milan in 1075, the chaplain of King Henry IV. Gregory VII saw this as a prime example of how kings and emperors were taking advantage of their power in the church. Pope Gregory’s entire revolt was aimed at bringing simony to an end in the church. Simony was the buying and selling of anything considered spiritual (Miller 15).
Henry VIII vs. John Calvin in the Protestant Reformation In the sixteenth century, stood the reformation of the Catholic Church in Western Europe. While the main focus was an internal renovation of the church, the outcome was much different than expected; the reformation led to a revolt against and an abandonment of principal Christian belief. The difference in the view and act of oneself was different from individual to individual during the reformation. While Calvin left for Geneva in 1536 from France because of the fear of persecution for the publically spread beliefs of his about the Church to the people, Henry VIII had manipulated the church for a way to receive a new wife in hopes for his first son. Different motivation stands for each of these people in what they did for the reformation.
In the 16th century the church played a huge role in the lives of people in Europe, however, in some parts and Germany in particular, the Church was seen as not responding to the appetite for spiritual fulfillment and failing in some of its duties. The Church was involved not just spiritually but economically, politically and educationally; therefore, any corruption within the Church had consequences all over Christendom. The role of the Church was to perform the seven sacraments in order for Catholics to reach their goal – salvation. Firstly, the Church was resented because it was corrupt. This was resented in Germany because it seemed hard to obtain salvation and live a spiritual life when the representatives of Christianity were dishonest.
Doc. 1, 2, 4, and 3 all demonstrate the part religion played in starting the crusades. Doc. 1 is a proclamation given by Pope Leo IV in about 850 AD to the Frankish Army which stated that all those who died in the upcoming battle during the crusades would go to heaven. The overwhelming majority of Europeans at this time were devout Catholics, who believed that the pope had the power to absolve sins and ensure their passage to heaven which would have been one of the most important reasons for fighting in the crusades.
Tetzel also implores his readers to become a part of these indulgences to assure their ascent into heaven. According to the Catholic church, and Tetzel who so strongly believed in these rituals, wished to open the eyes of the mind. Tetzel explains to his readers the constant struggle of life man endures while living on earth. Tetzel describes letters obtained from the vicar of our Lord Jesus Christ, that will liberate man's soul from the hands of the enemy. Tetzel continues to enlighten his readers to the fact, there is no way to count the many sins a human being can commit on a daily basis.
His success in the Protestant Reformation inspired the Catholic Reformation within the Church. The Council of Trent and the Society of Jesus were formed to address problems and modernize the Roman Catholic Church. There are several reasons earlier Reformations were not able to have the same impact as Luther did. Most earlier message's were not able to survive and be heard because there was no way to efficiently
Her father, originally a Baptist, was strongly influenced by events in the Universalist church that he was converted and raised his family as such. The teachings Clara learned through this family church was that “God encourages all men and women to accept him and charged them to grasp the opportunity to earn salvation-an opportunity open to all”. The Universalist church encouraged being aware of the social happenings around them; to support the education of all youth as well as the idea of charity in the community. While the social teachings of the church were imbued in her, she was never able to fully grasp hold of the actual religion. Clara immersed herself in church work to “keep busy” and help the community around her but never had “deep religious feelings” towards Universalism.