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    Inquisition Vs Reformation

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    If you look back on the History of the Catholic Church, two major events that happened at around the same time, will pop out at you. These are the Reformation and the Inquisition.The reformation was a movement to break off from the Church. Lead by the hot-headed Luther, the Reformation is seen to many as a break away from the old, outdated, and corrupt Catholic Church. If you look closer, you can see it was a rejecting of the Church, with flawed Philosophy and distorted logic that was filled…

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    True Cross Religion

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    In 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the church door challenging them to alter its mentality of the selling of indulgences in turn for the acceptance of the idea that the entrance to heaven is found by the grace of God. Luther in his 95 Theses stated, “Christians…

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    How does Martin Luther hope to abandon the rules of the pope and reform the church? Martin Luther hopes to abandon the rules by appealing to the princes and rulers of Germany, reciting grievances against the church and urging reform. Martin Luther really wanted to change the church and hoped it would be all about God. 2. How is Luther redefining temporal and spiritual authorities and what is their relation to one another? Dr. Martin Luther had redefined temporal and special authorities by going…

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    On August 28, 1963, American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered one of the most famous public speeches in American history. During the political rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King and over 250,000 civil rights supporters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the march and Dr. King’s speech was to advocate for civil rights for African Americans in the United States. In his speech, King calls for a permanent end…

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    In the short story, “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson uses imagery and symbolism to show that evil can be present in the most innocent environment, resulting in society being tainted with dark illusion. Superstitious tradition symbolized an important role to the people in this village. Mr. Summers a man that was in charge of the majority of the events in the town, always spoke about making a new black box but never did. (134) The people of the village would rather keep the same box rather than…

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    Pedro Paramo was written in 1955 in Mexico, a deeply Catholic country. The influence of this Catholicism, along with Juan Rulfo’s disillusionment with the politics of the church, is evident throughout his novella. Through Pedro Paramo, Juan Rulfo criticises the opportunistic nature of the church, portraying the greed of the church elites and their willingness to sell salvation to cater to their own desires while also portraying the elites as an extension of God, thus implicating Him in their…

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    Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of English literature and the author of The Canterbury Tales, uses two contradicting characters to help satirize the corruption within the Catholic Church. The Canterbury Tales is about thirty pilgrims who are traveling to the shrine in Canterbury for vacation or religious reasons. Chancer’s intention is for each pilgrim to tell a total of four tales. Sadly, Chaucer dies before completing the story. The purpose of The Canterbury Tales is to satirize the corruption…

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    Though brief and comedic, Jean-Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit” offers insight into the basic ideas of his philosophy about freedom vs confinement. Sartre is able to portray the applicability of this philosophy to daily life though the commonplace setting of the work and the diversity of the basic character types found throughout the play. The main principles behind this one of Sartre’s philosophies are detailed through the three main characters, Cradeau Inez and Estelle, and their confinement to a…

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    Alan Marouf Mr. Loucks English 10 09 February 2018 Reflection on The Screwtape Letters The screwtape letter is a book which has a lot of variety of different themes. The major themes that were deeply engraved in to me were about Temptation, sexual Love and morality, God's love and Pride. One of the goals of this book was to change your view on Christianity or make to enhance your faith. Screwtape letters are persuasive and let people change their view on Christianity! Firstly, the theme…

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    The Underlying Satirical Message of The Canterbury Tales Written between 1387 and 1400, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales have attracted the attention of historians and English scholars from all over. This satirical piece poses many questions and gives an interesting insight in the lives of 30 characters, many of which being employed by the church. Chaucer gives an ironic twist to many, if not all the characters of The Canterbury Tales. The narrator addresses each character by their occupation,…

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