Eastern Catholic Churches

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  • Essay On Martin Luther Vs Erickson

    Psychologists VS Historians Martin Luther was the man at the head of the Protestant Reformation. He is remembered for his many published works criticizing the Roman Catholic Church, particularly their use of indulgences. While it is universally accepted that Luther is the father of reformation, historians and psychologists disagree on exactly why Luther felt the need to speak out against such a powerful organization. Erik Erikson, for example, believed Luther was motivated to reform the church…

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  • Pentecostalism In Guatemala

    protestant churches which are also popular in Guatemala are the Lutheran, Presbyterian and Anglican. They were established by European immigrants in the 19th and early 20th centuries. However, Pentecostals represent the most popular and growing sector of Protestantism in Guatemala and Latin America in whole. Religion has played a significant role in shaping Guatemalan culture and gender beliefs. In Guatemala, women see Pentecostal churches as agents of change. The Pentecostal churches empower…

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  • Martin Luther's Views On The Temporal State

    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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  • Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses: An Analysis

    In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the doors of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. At that time, the Catholic church had twisted the original meaning of scriptures to encourage the buying of indulgences, which were paid passes out of purgatory, the costly visiting of relics, most of which were fake, and the submission to the ultimate authority of the pope, who was one of the most powerful men in the world. To add to this injustice, the church purposely refrained from…

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  • Analysis Of Ghost By Henrik Ibsen

    Social Conventions: The Condemnation of Norwegians Within his play, Ghosts, Henrik Ibsen places great emphasis on the issue of social conventions that prioritize duties and obligations in the Norwegian society of 1880. During his era, 90 percent of all Norwegians belonged to the Evangelical Lutheran National Church, the Church of Norway, which yielded great influence and authority within the society (Lovoll). Throughout Ghosts, the issues faced by the Alvings are rooted in the predefined beliefs…

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  • The Argument Against The Christendom, By Soren Kierkegaard

    Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher who questioned the reflection of an individual. However, Kierkegaard was most known for fighting against the perversion of the individual by the Christendom (83). He believed the Christendom was ruining the overall essence of how to be a true Christian. Kierkegaard then came up with the belief that the Christendom, which he calls the crowd, is the untruth. This is because he believes the only way to be a true Christian is to be an individual, which is…

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  • Capitalism In Pope Francis's Evangelii Gaudium

    from clinging to its own security." And this is exactly the state that our society is currently in, in terms of capitalism and these issues surrounding wealth and greed in our country. The response made regarding Capitalism by Pope Francis, in the Catholic religious tradition is one in which the argument will be dually noted for many years to…

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  • Protestant Reformation Outline

    create new churches •Educational reforms •Reformation was introduced to Denmark by King Christian II, where it thrived under Frederick I •Under Christian III Lutheranism became the official state religion •Sweden - King Gustavus Vasa embraced Lutheranism and subjected church authority to the Diet of Vesteras •Poland was split between Lutherans, Anabaptists, Calvinists, and Antitrinitarians •Reaction Against Protestants •Charles V tried to enforce a compromise between Protestants and Catholics…

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  • The Rosicrucian Fellowship

    The Rosicrucian Fellowship was founded by Max Heindel in 1909 when he wrote and translated German teachings into a book called “The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception” (Heindel). After the new religion began to take off and official place of worship was found in 1911 and the temple was called “The Ecclesia” based on its location, Mount Ecclesia in Oceanside, California. The original purpose of “The Ecclesia” was for spiritual healing, but later turned into a place of worship too. Initially, the…

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  • Being Consumed: Book Review

    resources, such as St. Augustine of Hippo and Hans Urs von Balthasar, to complete his augments with economic issues. William Cavanaugh is the senior research professor at the Centre for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology as well as professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University in Chicago. I believe that Cavanaugh successfully constructs his arguments and assembles a strong support for his goal of the book. Cavanaugh desired that the book would be useful and supportive of a form of…

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