Eastern Catholic Churches

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  • The Canterbury Tales Analysis

    The Catholic Church classifies pride, lust, gluttony, envy, greed, laziness, and wrath as the seven deadly sins. In Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, he analyzes each of these sins and their influence on the lives of pilgrims making their way to Canterbury. Among these pilgrims, the reader would stumble upon a nun and a pardoner. Although the nun and the pardoner share employment in conjunction with the Catholic Church, the sins of which they are guilty differ immensely, as do their…

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  • To Love Honor And Obey In Colonial Mexico: Summary

    and state have changed over time. This book, “argues to the contrary, that the institutions of social control and cultural values of colonial Spanish society both alerted significantly during this period. Beginning in the seventeenth century, the Catholic Church suffered…

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  • How Did Protestantism Changed Politics

    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…

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  • Goals Of The Protestant Reformation

    other wrong teachings. The big “religious reformers” were Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Henry VIII who challenged and questioned the power of the Church and the Papal. Reformers like Martin Luther then used many steps in order to stop the Roman Catholic Church from doing wrong and opening the eyes of the people. The main goal of the Protestant Reformation was…

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  • How Did The Black Death Affect European Society

    From 1346 to 1350, Europe was afflicted by the deadly disease known as the Black Death. The disease killed almost one-third of Europe’s population. A period of time known as the “Renaissance” followed the Black Death. The Renaissance was regarded as the “rebirth” of Europe. During this time, advances were made in technology and exploration. Three factors that led to this time period were the people’s diminishing belief in religion, the collapse of the feudal system and its subsequent impact on…

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  • How Did Religion Influence Life In Medieval Europe

    controlled by Christianity. The church in that era had tremendous wealth, government power and authority over people's lives. The towns were located around the local church and they would devote their time to building new civilizations. First, the Catholic Church was the only church in Europe. It obtained it's wealth by putting the fear over the Peasants so they would work for free on the Church land. The Church had total control over them. There were two groups of peasants, freemen and…

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  • Similarities Between Candide And Tartuffe

    Voltaire and his works came after Molière and his works. Like Molière, Voltaire criticized the church, but rather through hidden messages in plays and books, he explicitly attacked the church and the government of France in his books, and is one of the people who is credited for kicking off the French Revolution. Voltaire’s most famous work is his satire Candide, which like Molière’s Tartuffe, was widely banned because it made fun of religion and the government. While both Molière and Voltaire…

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  • Essay On Shakespeare's Franciscan Characters

    William Shakespeare that wrote during a time in which Catholicism was discouraged in England may have shown his support for the Catholic Church secretly through some specific characters in his plays. William Shakespeare uses members of the Franciscan Order, who at the time were most despised by protestant reformers, as characters in his plays to show support for the Catholic Church. Three of his plays, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, and Measure for Measure, feature prominent…

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  • Summary Of Let's Not Forget God By Scola

    In the book “Let's Not Forget God” Scola expresses the belief that the history of religion and freedom can be described by the treatment of heretics. She argues the mass importance that the heretics played in shaping history in religious freedoms as well the structure of power through the Middle Ages as well. She supports this by pointing out the unspoken alliance between the church and state that is prominent throughout the time, possibly even strengthened by the common repression of the…

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  • Essay On The Protestant Reformation

    Faisal Ghazwani His 171 The Protestant Reformation was in the 16th century. During the middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church was an extremely powerful, unifying force of the people. As a result, the pope acted as the intermediary between men and God. As the Church gained more and more power, it began to use corrupt methods to earn money and control the mass. When the Church needs to finance its large building projects for Renaissance artists, it sold indulgences. Indulgences were “tickets”…

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