Philosophies Of The Enlightenment Era Essay

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Philosophies of The Enlightenment Era created religious freedom in America. By creating this religious freedom they influenced the founding fathers that establish America. Making the church separate from the state, people have the freedom to practice their desired religions. Also this allows others from other countries to move here and practice their religion without fear of being harassed. So by colonies reshaping their religious outlooks in The Enlightenment Era, this allowed all people to be seen on an equal level.
In the late fifteen and early sixteenth-centuries “religious conflicts began to tear Europe apart”. This was from the Catholic Church and the Pope accumulating numerous amounts of power and wealth. The Christians in Europe did
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Luther and his critics then decided to separate from the churches and create their own “religious organizations”. Once they broke away “Luther urged people to foster their own spiritual growth by reading the bible”. Luther was also the one who translated the bible to German for the first time. Allowing people living under the Holly Roman Empire to go against the Church. This was made possible by princes in the smaller kingdoms in Germany who were on the same side as Luther. When King Charles V tried to stop them the princes and all the people who supported them protested and then became known as the …show more content…
The Puritans had a lot in common with the Pilgrims except they believed the Anglican Church could still be saved from corruption. They also had a goal “to create godly churches to serve as models for the English Church.” In 1625 King Charles rejected the Puritans far more than his father. On top of that the economic troubles the country was in which consisted of, crop failures and depressions in the wool industry. With all these things happening in England the Puritans saw them as “signs of God displeasure with their country” so they left. In 1629 they set up the Massachusetts Bay colony, they also were able to set up a business to make money to support

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