Winthrop wanted to establish this Utopian community in the New World because of the lack of the ability to truly practice their religion in England. However, in trying to force everyone in community to adhere to the Puritan beliefs, Winthrop’s society fell victim to the same problems that caused his people to leave England in the first place. There was the hope by Winthrop that everyone would buy into the Puritan beliefs and create a wonderful community that would be the envy of all in England. As a result, he believed that others there would see the Puritan way was the best and then reform. The difficulty in this concept is that it ignores free will, and the fact that not everyone thinks alike.
Leaders of the Church were given excessive power. This can be seen in John Cotton’s “Limitation of Government”. In power, magistrates would not tolerate suggestion of a separation of church and state, like Rogers Williams advocated in “A Plea for Religious Liberty”. Roger Williams was banished to Rhode Island for “heathen”. There was a synergy between politics and religion, as is evidenced in Nathaniel Ward’s “the Simple Cobbler of Aggawam”, in Puritan society.
Some people, instead of still ostracizing her because of her sin, began to look upon the “A” as a sign of strength, standing for Able rather than its original purpose. Arthur Dimmesdale was the man with whom Hester had fallen in love. He was the minister of a church, yet told his followers not of his sin and instead kept his false face as the angelic priest of God. But instead of making things better for himself, he only made them worse. By sinning and keeping it secret, he was breaking two of God's most important laws: Do not commit adultery, and do not lie.
Shane lives in poverty, chooses to spend his days with the poor, and ultimately serves his enemies. Whether Shane preaches that the Church has become apathetic and over politicized, he serves a purpose to change the way Christians think about their religion. Shane cannot be called a sideline spectator either, he walks the talk, Claiborne preaches in the city of Chicago, Philadelphia, in conventions, and in Iraq, risking his life. He absolutely has moral authority and credibility in his ideas and opinions. While I do not completely agree with his whole book, Shane Claiborne speaks some truths on many ugly topics of our society.
The Puritans wanted to remove all practice and rituals of Catholicism from Europe. John Winthrop and fellow Puritans were frustrated with religious activities in England, “All other Churches of Europe are brought to desolation and or sinnes”. He believed that the Church was corrupted and that the lord “Frowned upon us, doe threatens us fearfully”. Winthrop believed that England was invaded by evil and ran by a corrupted Government, and that the roots for religious learning were being disturbed. They feared to live in such sinful society, because they believed that God predestined people to salvation and others were damned for the rest of time.
She is constantly advised by her uncle, The Mouth, to focus on religion and follow the word of Menno Simmons in order to live a blissful life. The residents of the town acted as if they were purely religious. However, they all put on a hypocritical mask and opposed religion while being undercover. This was one of the main reasons why Nomi hated her community with a passion. The eyes of T.J. Eickelberg in “The Great Gatsby”, and the Mouth in “A Complicated Kindness”, were a symbol of God.
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
THE CRUSADERS AND THE CHURCH The crusades represent a part of church history that many have attempted to forget and leave hidden within the history books. Some claim the crusades to be a courageous time for the Christian church as they attempted to trample out false doctrine and protect the Holy Land from the cult of Islam. Others will quickly identify the crusades as the darkest and most regretful period of time in the history of the church. Either way, there is much detail surrounding the history of the crusades and how they developed. It is not quite as easy as a black and white assumption because many of the men involved had mixed intentions and sentiments regarding what the crusades were actually about.
“There is either obedience or the church will burn like Hell is burning!” (pg 30) Parris tried to defend himself with such passionate and heartfelt comments but Proctor would have none of it. To him Parris was not in his society. Also, his relationship with Abigail Williams was a strained one, plagued with affair, scandal, and betrayal. He did love her, but soon after seeing what she truly was he resented his connection to her and, like what his old true nature told him, he confessed, causing a resent to appear within the town that never gave him his old trust
The English wanted to colonize because it seemed to be somewhat of a dissident dumping ground to them. A dissident is a person who disagrees mainly on the style of government. They also had religious refugees wanting to spread their word of god to anyone who would listen. Economic opportunity played a very large