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  • The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara Analysis

    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 the battle of public opinion due to his opposition to the Italian Unification, the push to modernize, and the push to secularize the governments of Europe. Kertzer argues that the Pope lost the…

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  • Feudalism In The Middle Ages

    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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  • What Are The Causes And Consequences Of The Protestant Reformation

    prestige of the hierarchy. As a result of both the Black Plague and the Hundred Years’ War, Europe had a major economic downfall because money was lost while fighting the war and the Plague was chaotic in general. Desperate times had led to desperate measures. With deceased officials and clergymen, the ones who survived began fighting for the power of the hierarchy in order to gain wealth and power. This tumult had led to Lutheran’s Protestant Reformation. A few of the causes that guided to this…

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  • Martin Luther And The Protestant Reformation

    Traditionally, in the 14th century the Church 's power and authority were never questioned. Martin Luther, a catholic monk saw many problems with the Roman Catholic church during the height of it’s power, such as John Tetzel selling indulgences. In the 15th century, religion was the key to reaching salvation. If one was not to attend church or not strive for a religious lifestyle from birth to death, they would be viewed as damned and go to hell. Because of this fear of not reaching…

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  • Social Causes Of The Protestant Reformation

    and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Its religious aspects were added to by ambitious political rulers who wanted to extend their power and control at the expense of the church. The most dramatic of the events that occurred during the Protestant Reformation took place in Germany, although the Protestant Reformation swept through all of Western Europe. The Protestant Reformation is also described as a “schism” or “separation” from the Roman Catholic Church. The schism was initiated by…

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  • Machiavelli's Ideals Of Protestantism

    Ideas do not spring out of nothingness. While historians hold that the Protestant Reformation started in 1517 with Martin Luther’s The Ninety-Five Theses, the ideals of Protestantism can be seen in even secular affairs both before and after the publication of Luther’s works. At the same time, religion was heavily intertwined with every aspect of Christian society, and thus developments were oftentimes compatible with Catholic ideals as well. Catholicism emphasized the importance of hierarchy and…

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  • Roger Martyn's Long Melford Church Before The Reformation

    Although there are clear differences between the ideals of Catholic and Protestant faith, I believe that by the end of the reign of Elizabeth I, English Christianity was a fusion of old Catholic tradition still battling the ideas of Protestant reformation. I will demonstrate this in this essay by establishing catholic traditions, analysing what changes the protestants wished to make and finally evaluating their effect. There are three traditions that stand out within the practises of the…

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  • Martin Luther Protestant Reformation Analysis

    a monk in the Catholic Church who would go to start the Protestant Reformation through his criticisms of the church and of the Pope. In this work Martin Luther challenges the Pope and the Catholic Church by accusing them of being impious for the act of selling indulgences to Christians. He goes on to lambaste the Pope in detail, stating that he is using Christians for personal gain and ignoring the will of God. Ultimately Luther believes sins can only be forgiven by God and not by the Pope or…

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  • El Salvador Research Paper

    of economics and power between nations that have and nations that did. As it relates to El Salvador, foreign money had been keeping a small portion of the population (the “coffee oligarchy”) wealthy via investments and exports while the majority of the nation continued to experience poverty. In the 1970’s, the vast majority of people in El Salvador depended on agriculture for their day-to-day survival but did not own enough land to even feed themselves. Even so, agricultural products were…

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  • Protestant Reformation Essay

    The Reformation was a time of political, intellectual and cultural change that tore the very fabric of Catholic Europe. In northern and central Europe, reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin and Henry VIII challenged papal authority and questioned the Catholic Church’s ability to define Christian practice. Before the Reformation, almost every aspect of life was controlled by the Catholic Church; the Church provided all social events and services as well as owning over one-third of all the…

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