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    2. Protestant beliefs began to take hold throughout Europe, and they were proving to be both revolutionary and opposed to authority. The Protestant’s new beliefs didn’t just challenge religious hierarchy, but it also caused strife in politics. One instance in which Protestantism defied Catholic doctrine and changed politics was the idea of a presbyterian government. Contrary to the traditional Catholic hierarchy, Calvinists supported a presbyterian system, where a council of elders made sure everyone behaved with proper conduct (lutherandcalvin). This was very new to the Catholic Church, who always had an episcopal government with a Pope to watch over the bishops. Before Protestantism, the Pope always had a totalitarian hierarchy, and his power…

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    The Catholic Church was powerful in the Middle Ages. One reason it was so powerful was the organization of the church. The Roman Catholic was organized into an elaborate hierarchy, with the pope as the head in western Europe, with different levels of leadership among the clergy. Individuals began to organize themselves into apostolic communities. The second reason the church was so powerful was wealth. Most people donated ten percent of their income to the church and the church did not pay…

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    Martin Luther wanted to change the Catholic Church and their practices. Martin Luther wrote 95 theses to combat the practices of the church because he wanted to call out the church for their sins. For example, some of his theses included: the selling of church services (funerals), selling indulgences (paying your way out of hell), and using texts other than the Bible in sermons. What came from the Reformation was Lutherans, also known as Protestants, who diverted away from the Catholics. The…

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    October 2017 Public Opinion and the Papacy The Catholic Church has had a lasting impression on the European Landscape throughout history, and for the most part, the general public went along with the Catholic Church and the Pope because, that was all the people of Europe knew. However, that began to change, as the thoughts and ideals that were formed during the Enlightenment came to prominence. In David Kertzer’s book The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, Kertzer argues that the Pope is losing…

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    because Martin Luther wanted to change the Catholic Church and their practices. Martin Luther wrote 95 theses to combat the practices of the church because he wanted to show the sins that were in them. For example, some of his theses included: the selling of church services (funerals), selling indulgences (paying your way out of hell), and using texts other than the Bible in sermons. What came from the Reformation were the Lutherans, also known as the Protestants, who diverted away from the…

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    Significant Differences of the Protestants and Catholic Church Both Protestants and Catholics are Christians; they just differ in certain areas much like the two topics that are about to be discussed (ExploreGod Web). First, was the Catholic Church and from there branched off the Protestants due to different ways of wanting to do things. Martin Luther’s 95 Theses are what started the Protestants to branch off from the Roman Catholic Church as a whole. Two of the significant differences between…

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    reformation of the Roman Catholic Church was not limited to soteriology, but extended to an entire world and life view, including vocation. The dogma of dualism that was once held by Gnostic heretics was not fully extinguished in the early days of the church; its influences can still be seen in the medieval Catholic doctrine of vocation. For the Roman Catholic Church, the word vocation was to be exclusively used to indicate the work of a church officer such as a priest or nun; so central was…

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    wanted to change the Catholic Church and their practices. Martin Luther wrote 95 theses to combat the practices of the church because he wanted to show the sins that were in them. For example, some of his theses included: the selling of church services (funerals), selling indulgences (paying your way out of hell), and using texts other than the Bible in sermons. What came from the Reformation was Lutherans, also known as Protestants, who diverted away from the Catholics. The Lutherans and…

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    The Middle Ages also known as the “Dark Ages” that lasted from 500-1500 is the result of the fall of the Roman Empire. During this era, most of the Europe were controlled by the Catholic Church resulting the Europe to undergo many changes in terms of politics, military, religion, and the social hierarchy. Europeans used Feudalism in maintaining social order to its citizen. Each status in this system determines each person’s class and power to the society. Feudalism is a system which the king…

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    Elitism Vs Nonconformism

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    whilst the nobles were persons who also believed they had the divine power to stay on top of the social hierarchy and support their superiors in maintaining social order. Because of this, many of the serfs and underclass lived by the Pre-Christian traditions and teachings up till the 1600s (Sauer 156). They lived according to the traditions and principles of the Early Irish, Welsh and English customs which related to fairy tales and Druids as well as other superstitions that were not Biblical.…

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