Calvin’s motivation for his acts during the reformation was to start a transition into making and becoming a healthy Church that was seen correct under the eyes above the Bible. Calvin, disagreeing with the church on many levels, fled France in fear of persecution by the Catholic king and settled in the Swiss City of Geneva, Calvin’s ideas flourished the community during and in a short time Calvin and his beliefs in Christianity were strongly mended into the community. Calvinism was formed because of his strong desire to change the Church during the reformation. As a result surrounding rulers and people from all over Europe adopted his beliefs and Calvin had made his
Although both of them did not lack in information, they misinterpret and misused some of the information they stated in their speeches. For instance Kennedy misinterprets when he argues “I believe in an American where the separation of church and state is absolute…” (1). The separation of church and state is not absolute as Thomas Jefferson stated in 1768 in The Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom. Jefferson states “…for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order…”. Jefferson explains that the government should only interfere with religious freedom when it inferences with someone else’s natural right; thusly making the separation of church and state not absolute.
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
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.
Winthrop states that since they are the chosen people, God will not be forgiving big errors. If the Puritans forsake their mission to create a truly godly society they will suffer the wrath. They are to be good Christians if they are to gain the promise land. Winthrop wanted to establish a theocracy. He hoped his colony would serve as a model for all other societies.
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.
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.
Some of his executions have a good side to them, like with Thomas Moore; Henry did it to keep his ruthless and powerful reputation. If this was ruined then he wouldn’t be anything, it wasn’t like it was an easy decision either, it did take Henry a while and it was a hard choice to make. Considering people had been going to Church just to be on the safe side, but not knowing a thing that was being said as it was in Latin, though Henry created the Protestant church and ways for personal reasons it had good points like people could actually understand what was being said in Church as the Bible was translated into English. Overall I think that Henry was a bad King, and does deserve to be remembered as ‘Horrible Henry’, he made a lot of wrong choices. The bit of evidence that proves this is when he lead the disastrous war with France and wasted a lot of money and his countries
Practices have changed in both religions, yet the Lutheran and Catholic remain present to this day. Since and before Reformation religions have constantly been changing to meet the ethics of the society that typically holds them and must always change in order to keep the people in the religion for personal or political gain. Although the Catholic and Lutheran reforms had many similarities, there were many differences. In contrast, the Lutheran movement did not believe that rituals and traditions would necessarily make one more likely to get into heaven. Great differences were also evident in the beliefs surrounding salvation.
One of his more famous works is The Bloody Tenent of Persecution. This is a dialogue between “truth and peace.” The first half “is a point-by-point rebuttal and a plea for liberty of conscience as a human right. The second half argues that a government is granted power by the people, most of whom are unregenerate. As delegates of the people, therefore, magistrates could not interfere with religion, for the unregenerate have no power in Christ’s church.” (Heath 348) His most famous letter is “To the town of Providence” that was trying to end a problem that divided the town over “religious autonomy and civil restraint.” He did not want one group (the Quakers) to be subjected to legal persecution, but instead “met their threat to social peace in his heavenly city by arguing