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  • Jan Hus Martyr

    Swiezawski’s eyes, Hus should now be represented as a saint for his actions to reform the church, in addition to the thought that Hus should be seen as a martyr. It is Swiezawski’s belief that because the church feared people worshiping Hus as a saint, after he was burned, the church thought it wise to dispose of his ashes so that no one would collect them and use them as an icon of Hus. Professor Swiezawski even compares Jan Hus to Joan of Arc to point out the similarities between the two. Both essentially walked straight into enemy lands, Joan into an English war zone and Hus into Constance where he was prosecuted for his beliefs, and were killed for spreading their ideas of God. Swiezawski also points out that the later events of the Hussite movement should not be joined with the ideas and accomplishments of Hus himself. Swiezawski believes that the later violent acts that were committed in the name of Hus should not be associated with him directly. However going through the interview, Swiezawski does not hold a historical position on Hus. Instead he has an apologist’s point of view on Hus. He does not point out any counter arguments, rather he is insisting that Hus was a great person and leader. He is arguing that Hus was an amazing religious symbol that should be praised by all. This shows that Swiezawski had a religious bias while answering the questions asked of him. He concluded that sainthood should be bestowed upon Hus, which indicates that he was religiously…

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  • Religious Identity In Medieval Europe

    In the Medieval Europe different religious identities emerged which formed unique groups within society. The development of mysticism influenced the creation of women’s communities, especially the Beguines. In Bohemia, Jan Hus sparked the Czech Reformation against the papacy which brought about the Moravian Church. Mysticism led to the Beguine community of unmarried, lay women in the Low Countries. The Beguine movement began in the early 12th century and grew rapidly to the point where houses…

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  • John Wycliff, John Hus And Nepotism

    The Lollards and Hussites had very different ideas/beliefs during the Renaissance. The Lollards were followers of John Wycliff, a theologian. Wycliff believed that the Catholic Church was corrupt and had no business running the government, and God’s will was to use the Bible as a sole resource. On the other hand, the Hussites began forming their beliefs based off of the wisdom of John Hus. Hus believed in the exact opposite of Wycliff, saying that all materials should be given up to God. Hus and…

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  • Martin Luther King: The Holy Roman Catholic Church

    Theses into German, and from this point they spread like a hot burning wildfire, initially through Germany, but quickly also the entirety of Europe as well. Luther also used his position as a university lecturer to attend debates, as in “June of 1519 Luther arrived in Wittenburg’s rival university of Leipzig for a debate which he hoped would vindicate or at least clarify his position.” However, Luther’s chief opponent was Johann Eck, who had become one of his most effective enemies. Eck…

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  • Chivalry In The Medieval Knight

    battle can be found in “[the] fight of El Mansuria…when the French vanguard saw a fair field before them and the lances of the infidel gleaming among the palm groves, they could not restrain their eagerness.” The cavalry went on to engage in battle and were met with a stunning defeat as the battle turned out to be a trap from a competing army that put strategy above chivalry. From what is known about the instances of warfare in the Middle ages it is not hard to claim that medieval knights were…

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  • How Did John Wycliffe's Actions Influence The Medieval Church

    Religious movements of the Lollards and Hussites greatly affected the medieval church. These two groups were supporters of leaders John Wycliffe and John Huss. Both criticized the Catholic church of its actions and words and questioned the papacy’s true role. The church retaliated to show power and keep control on their side. The church attempted numerous times to rid the teachings of the two men but even after their deaths they had influence over people. John Wycliffe’s writings inspired the…

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  • The Crusades Persuasive Essay

    social classes: these are only four of the prices of civilization that we, along with our ancestors, have faced. War is another major source of destruction, but also cooperation or even the creation of a new identity. War has the power to “make or break” a civilization, completely changing the course of history. No historian can ignore wars due to their influence. Merely one example of these influential wars are the Crusades. So, what is a Crusade? Depending on the historian, a Crusade can be…

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  • Foot Washing In Christianity

    Christianity. Observance of foot washing at the time of baptism was maintained in Africa, Gaul, Germany, Milan, northern Italy, and Ireland. For example, Tertullian (145-220 C.E.) mentions the practice in his De Corona, but gives no details as to whom practiced it or how it was practiced. Evidence for foot-washing in the church at Milan is found in the Council of Elvira (300 C.E.), and is referenced by Augustine (c. 400 C.E.). Saint Benedict's Rule (529 C.E.) also prescribed hospitality feet…

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  • Trouble In Paradise Research Paper

    deeply penetrating the area due to the similar circumstances. This became the cause for hundreds of years of conflict between England and Ireland as England changed and Ireland didn 't. With the dawn of the Reformation Europe began a waking up to the fact of the corruption of the Catholic church. 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” This verse can…

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  • Effects Of The Printing Revolution

    reformation by constructing the 95 Theses which challenged the teachings of the Catholic Church from penance to the authority of the Pope. Interestingly enough, Luther had not meant for his 95 Theses to be revolutionary in nature; it was quite customary for professors of theology to hold debates over topics such as indulgences. Yet, Luther’s Theses spread like wildfire, reaching scores across Europe. Why were the ideas of Luther able to impact so many? Vital in any reform is the ability to…

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