I believe these two viewpoints in this chapter are equally convincing and valid, they demonstrate how puritan’s attitude toward the Indians changed over time. From John Eliot’s account of his interaction with the Native American tribes, we can tell that he viewed the Indians as subjects for conversion to Christianity and treated them fairly. “It may be they are better soil for the gospel than we can think”, said John. It’s necessary to take into account the motivation of puritan colonists here. They believed that they are “God’s chosen people”, called by God to build a “city on the hill” in the newfound land.
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
His religious reforms solidified most of Europe into a single “Church.” His stance on education provided the basic tools—schools, curriculum, textbooks, libraries, and teaching techniques—on which later cultures would be based. The system he implicated, in which peasants held land from a lord in exchange for dues and service, played a vital role in establishing the seignorial system. This system held the potential for imposing political and social order and for stimulating economic growth. Such accomplishments justify the nicknames such as "Charles the Great" and "The Father of
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.
Blessed Pope John XXIII is a channel for people to live out the Gospel message and celebrate his loyalty, mission and ministry that live on through Christians today. Pope John XXIII impetus influence on Christianity cannot be ignored; he is, for all intents and purposes, the figure central to the modernising of Christianity in the twentieth Century. His short time as Pontiff resulted in social and religious reform, as Vatican II became the channel for his vision of a universal Church to be fulfilled. His strong stance on ecumenical dialogue throughout the world promoted social equality, and his liturgical reform enabled Christians from around the world to redevelop relationships between clergy and
The Roman and Barbarian Armies both had someone, be it the military commander or someone else acting in what would be the position of a chaplain. Their responsibility for the most part was to promote the idea of the righteousness of their Christian kingdom, their efforts and the great rewards that await them if they die in battle etc. Most if not all accomplished this through sacraments, visions and icons with no real apparent focus on personal spiritual care. You will find an interesting bit of psychology in this interaction. After viewing history and oftentimes witnessing the success of soldiers that fought in the name of their king and pope, they fought ever more fervently with the belief that God was with them.
This motto was given to them by the Roman Catholic Church. The Templars fought the Crusades not only because they were true knights who followed the old Code of Conduct, but because they also wanted to earn a place in heaven (Nicolle 37). The Templars helped start what we know as the alliance system. They were a part of
Their missionary work included providing for the poor and tending to their needs and spreading the word of the church. Effects of the church: Positive: The church provided laws that led people to do the right thing, and their laws made sure that rulers had consequences to their actions too. It was just the poor getting the punishment. The church provided the knowledge of religion and they had people spread it around the world so that people could be exposed to religion and what it has to offer. It was spread though missionary work.
Converting religions to satisfy his country demonstrates that Henry was willing to put the beliefs of his own country before his. Also, Henry ended the war between the Huguenots and the Catholics. Ending the war between the two religions was a huge success because religious power was such a big deal during his time at heir. The choices Henry made during his power in France classifies him as an evident politique
Following the announcement to the high clergy, the Pope traveled throughout Western Europe to promote his battle cry (Riley-Smith, Idea 16). By granting soldiers “pilgrim status” (a standing in which one was exempted from taxes due to extreme devotion to Christianity), he managed to recruit many men. The pope also introduced another enchanting concept when he declared that “participation in the crusade would ‘remit sins’ and help you save a man’s soul” (28). Convinced that the raids contained nothing but a sure path to glory and salvation, the great Christian army bearing the sign of the red cross upon their chest constantly grew all over Europe and the First Crusade finally began”