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    The Roman Catholic Church

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    billion adherents, Roman Catholicism is the largest sect of religion in the world, and is led by the Pope. Upon the rise of Islam in the Middle East, tension between Eastern and Western Catholics intensified. As a result of this conflict, the Roman Catholic sect broke free as an alternative to Orthodox Catholicism (Brom). The Eastern Orthodox Church undertook the role of Catholics who wanted to practice simplified Catholicism after the divergence with Roman Catholics. Rather than recognizing the Pope as their leader, Orthodox Catholicism recognizes Bishops as leaders. Orthodox Catholicism deviates from the ecumenical doctrine that established Catholicism, and is not considered a part of the Catholic faith by Roman Catholics (Azkoul). The Eastern sect has less of a following than the Roman sect, but nonetheless remains a crucial following of the Catholic faith. Roman and Eastern Orthodox Catholicism are both rooted in early Christian principles and have traditional Christian beliefs. Both sects are important to the Catholic faith due to the fact they share the same roots and many of the same beliefs and customs. The successful divide between Orthodox and Roman Catholicism shows the adaptability of Catholicism over the past 2000 years, and proves it will continue to evolve for thousands of years in the…

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    In the 1500 the Roman Catholic Church was super powerful in western Europe. The Catholic Church guarded its position and anybody who was deemed to have gone against the Catholic Church was labelled a heretic and burnt at the stake. The Catholic Church did not tolerate any unusual behavior from anyone if they were to “go soft” might have been a sign of weakness. The catholic church's power had been built up over many centuries and relied on ignorance and superstition on people from other…

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    The Roman Catholic Church experienced a major split in the early 16th century. Humanism, which expanded the power of writing and reasoning beyond religious scholars, along with the consequences of plagues and wars, and the secular involvement and corruption of the Church led many to lose credibility in the what-was-then-current establishment of Christianity. One of the people that were unhappy with the church was Martin Luther, who in the early 1500s posted his Ninety-Five Theses on a church…

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    Italy in the year 1620 is a very trying time for individuals who go against the Roman-Catholic doctrine. From the beginning of the first century when Christianity was introduced to the Italian peninsula, it rose to a powerhouse status as a social and religious leviathan (Kirsch). During this time period, the Church had the power to mandate, shape and enforce laws, giving harsh repercussions such as imprisonment or in exceptional cases, death for those who publically spoke against it (Wolfgang).…

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    Protestant Church follow after Martin Luther, meaning they do allow Priest who are not married to marry. They do not impose celibacy at all. b) The Orthodox Church does not refute a celibate priesthood, that is after all why the priest-monks (monks that are also priests) exist. Celibacy is on a voluntary base and never to be forced upon anyone. c) The Catholic Church does impose celibacy on its priest. Recently some of Eastern Catholic Church has allowed for their priest to marry. The Latin…

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    Catholic is an uncomfortable word for many protestants because of its modern day association with the Roman church. However, the church fathers who wrote the Nicene Creed did not understand catholic to mean the Roman Catholic Church. The visible and invisible idea can also be helpful when determining what it means to be catholic. Along with a distinction of true and imitating Christians, a distinction must be drawn between true and imitating churches. The early church differentiated between the…

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    with the aim of reforming the Catholic church’s practices and doctrines, which fundamentally changed the face of Western civilization. In early 16th century Europe, Catholicism was the sole religion of the English people. The Roman Catholic Church was the prime focus in their lives, serving as a guide to a moral and virtuous life, bringing them closer to God. It was when the church itself was corrupt, and the supremacy of the church held a higher value then the reading of the scriptures, that…

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    Humanism was a movement inspired by classic subjects known as humanities: rhetoric, grammar, poetry, history, and Latin and Greek. Humanists rediscovered ancient scientific texts and advancements and believed that the human mind’s capabilities were nearly infinite (Ramírez et al.). Humanism contrasted many Church teachings, including those regarding individuality and achievement (Ramírez et al.)(“Renaissance Humanism."). Renowned humanist, Desiderius Erasmus, influenced humanism from a religious…

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    which targeted the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. In fact, when the reformation occurred during the Renaissance, it caused a split in the Roman Catholic Church in which Protestantism was formed. There were many “…ambitious political rulers who wanted to extend their power and control at the expense of the Church” (“The Protestant Reformation”). To demonstrate, Martin Luther, a German theologian, came through with his powerful Ninety-Five Theses to help shape the teachings…

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    The Roman Catholic Church was first established by Jesus Christ, but Jesus made Simon Peter, one of His Twelve Disciples, head of the Church. Since Jesus Christ came down to Earth, the Roman Catholic Church gained a strong presence and power in the world. As the Roman Empire grew, leaders brought Catholicism to different lands in Europe; the Roman Catholic Church expanded through these lands and as a result, the Roman Catholic Church gained great political power over these lands. The Roman…

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