This act of treason meant that anyone who disagreed with the break with Rome would be executed due to heresy. Therefore, it seems as though Henry did not fully accept the protestant beliefs, because he killed Tyndale for spreading them. And if the King could not fully accept the new Protestant religion, then how was the rest of England expected to? Therefore, this leads to the conclusion that Protestantism made only limited gains in England, due to the fact that it was not as accepted as Catholicism was. 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.
If the integrity of the Pope is lost then the Church gets a bad reputation. There was also anti-clericalism in Germany. Priests were given enormous amounts of power, as they were the only ones who could perform the sacraments, which guaranteed salvation. They were sometimes badly educated and occasionally even illiterate, which meant that they could not help their people spiritually. Simony, nepotism, pluralism,
The Catholic Church decided to start controlling everyone in England. Don’t you think that no one should ever be able to kill someone or commit a terrible crime and get even with God by paying an indulgence to the Catholic Church? Well, the Catholic Church was actually selling indulgences to people who commit these horrid crimes. The Catholic Church was becoming greedy and was losing sight of the main
Others suggest that the opposition from Austria was more important, or that the German Princes' fear of losing power played a vital part. Religion was an obstacle to German unification, but only to a certain degree. The Northern German states were predominately protestant. Whereas the south were Roman Catholic. This did pose a problem for the growth of nationalism as the Northern states looked to Prussian for support, as she was the protestant superpower amongst the German states.
Why do we need a king that’s so selfish and disrespectful to rule our country? Religious conflicts permeated Charles’s reign. He married a Catholic princess over the objection of our parliament and public opinion. He also allied himself with controversial religious figures like Duke of Buckingham and Archbishop Laud. As his subjects, we think that this brought our Church of England too close to Roman Catholic.
They both changed the church by limiting its power over land and many followers of the church ran from the church joining either the Church of England or joining the protestant reformation. They both gave the people a choice from just being a catholic they could be a part of the Church of England or become a protestant. Their choices affected everyone that came after them day we are affected by these men’s choices. Although these men are alike in some ways they are very different. Luther wrote the “95 Theses” because he saw that the church was doing wrong and he decided that it should be changed.
The King was a keen theologian, and was prepared to incorporate evangelical ideas into his new Church where he saw fit. But he wasn't comfortable with the alterations, and from 1539 onwards he reversed most of his previous policies. In 1539 the Act of Six Articles returned the Church to unambiguous Catholic orthodoxy apart from papal supremacy. Amongst other things, transubstantiation and auricular confession were reaffirmed. Clerical marriage, which had crept in, was condemned, and vows of chastity were now held to be unbreakable.
Hank is not a fan of Catholicism to say the least: “There you see the hand of that awful power, the Roman Catholic Church. In two or three little centuries it had converted a nation of men to a nation of worms” (43). Hank experiences that without title and heritage people are nothing in King Arthur’s time and he feels this is because of the church. He says that the church “invented the divine right of kings” (44). He is also proud that his knights who carry advertisements will influence people in a way that the Church cannot control: “This would undermine the Church.
Simony was the buying and selling of anything considered spiritual (Miller 15). He believed that the appointments of church leaders by kings, in this case Henry IV, was an act of simony because the men that the kings were closest to were granted offices. Pope Gregory VII felt that this was a heresy in the church and the ability to appoint men to high positions should be stripped of the kings and emperors powers. During the reform, the holiness of kings was more directly attacked by the reformers who insisted that kings were only men, like all men (Miller 5) which helped Gregory VII find a backing for his revolt against the
In 1931 it lifted a ban on Catholics joining the Nazi party. Two years later is signed an agreement with Hitler that priests could not interfere with politics and the church would regulate its self. Although this seemed to work at the start, tensions rose as Hitler banned religious teaching in schools, and limited the influence of the church using his power over youth movements and newspaper. Hitler’s racism also enraged Pope Pius XI, and he condemned Hitler’s action in an encyclical saying that he was “sowing the seeds of suspicion, discord, hatred, and calumny”. In 1941, Cardinal Von Galen spoke out against the Nazi policy of euthanasia.