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  • The Reformation Contributed To The Council Of Trent

    stated in the bull Laetre Jerusalem, was to “eliminate religious discord and to reform the Christian people.” However it is often discussed how much the Protestant concerns were ignored and overlooked in favor of making very little change in the Church of Rome. The Council ideally wished to negotiate with the Lutherans ‘charitably and respectfully and without hindrance… reproachful, vexations and offensive language being absolutely put aside.’ What was complained by Seripando, an active…

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  • Summary Of Vatican II: The Church In The Making

    second paper was the ecclesiology of Vatican II and the book you assigned me was Rediscovering Vatican II: The Church in the Making by Richard R. Gaillardetz. At the publishing of the book it had been forty years since the close of Vatican II and the publisher thought it would be a great idea to publish books that make the teachings of the sixteen documents more accessible to Catholics. This book focuses on three of the documents, you could say one major, Lumen Gentium, and two minor, Christus…

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  • Questions: The Investiture Struggle Before The Protestant Reformation?

    was a power struggle between the church and the monarchy. This rivalry had been brewing for a very long time, but it reached it’s climax in the depute between king Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII. The church had recently taken the power to appoint the Pope from the king and established the College of Cardinals to do the job. Henry IV was against this idea, eventually retaliated and was promptly excommunicated. The struggle went on for quite some time with the Church appearing to win. At length, it…

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  • Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses Essay

    unifying those most affected by the corruption of the Church – the peasants. These accusations set the power structure wobbling atop its ordained pillars in the community. The peasants, although mainly rioting madly, seeked to “demonstr[ate] by Scripture that we are free and wish to be free” (Swabian Peasants 2). Their demands are a measured challenge to the Church’s ability to convey God’s image, which was considered absolute since the Church maintained that God assigned them dominion over the…

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  • Latin Language In The Middle Ages

    fact that common people, regarded as the ‘lower class’, could not read this language, contributed to this. Latin was seen as on old language, and therefore the written form gained in prestige, whereas the spoken vernacular was seen as inferior. The church profited from the ignorance of the laymen, in the sense that the laymen could not read written Latin. At first, priests simply tried to gain authority by using a language that only they could understand. But later on, they desired more wealth…

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  • The Impact Of The Protestant Reformation On Europe

    society, culture and politics. Over the course of the reformation the catholic church lost a lot of its power. Protestantism was very popular among the common people as it focused on having a direct link with god, avoiding the system of bishops and priests. The reformation also sparked the thirty years war, a conflict that would change the religion climate of Europe drastically. After the end of the reformation started war the church no longer had total control over most of European society,…

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  • Martin Luther's Role In The Catholic Church

    Although it is undeniable that the Catholic church played a relatively large role in Luther’s message attracting popular support, it not sufficient to explain why Luther got popular. With many other Reformers having preached for reform in the Catholic Church long before Luther ever did, there happens to be more to Luther’s support than solely the corrupt nature that was the church. The people of Germany had many reasons to support Luther’s ideals, however a strong division between the poor and…

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  • Martin Luther's Views On The Temporal State

    no authority over them. Luther believes this to be a lie, where in fact it is the exact opposite, the temporal state has authority over the spiritual. He supports this by claiming all Christians are spiritually equal, destroying the hierarchy within the Catholic church. He also uses scripture, specifically Romans 13:1-4 which states, “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, … for so is the will of God.” Because God wishes for us to abide by the laws of man, the temporal…

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  • Luther's Criticism Of Church

    Cesar Betancourt Church History II, Dr Stefano Question 1. as you read this text, identify 3-5 these that you think best capture Luther’s overall position and write a few sentences for each explaining why? Thesis number 81: Is related to the licence given by the Pope to preach the pardons. this thesis helps us to understand Luther’s criticism of Papal authority. For him this kind of preaching, that at that time was considered Magisterium of the Church, was totally absurd and therefore the…

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  • Purpose Of Church Essay

    The Purpose of the Church The purpose of the church is a question that arises for many Christians today. Why should I go to church? Many may go to church so they can appear to be a “good Christian,” but do they really understand why they are there? In Matthew, the church is said to be “the kingdom.” Hebrews 10:25 says “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—all the more as you see the Day approaching.” This verse not only gives the…

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