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  • The Roman Catholic Church

    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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  • Roman Catholic Church Essay

    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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  • Summarizing Thomas Aquinas: The Roman Catholic Church

    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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  • Eucharist's Influence On The Roman Catholic Church

    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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  • Essay On The Roman Catholic Church Reformation

    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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  • Essay On The Roman Catholic Church

    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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  • Martin Luther's Influence On The Roman Catholic Church

    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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  • Personal Narrative: My Life As A Roman Catholic Church

    into a Roman Catholic Church. When I began to grow older, I attended Sunday school classes to learn about my religion. I also was informed that my family is Roman Catholic because of my grandmother’s mother who was full blood Italian. Her family raised her Catholic which influenced her to raise my grandmother to that specific religion. Later on in life, grandparents raised my aunts to become Catholic…

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  • Martin Luther's Argument Against The Roman Catholic Church

    influential leader during the Protestant Reformation. He confronted the Roman Catholic Church on their system of indulgences while everyone turned a blind eye. Constantly, Luther was called a liar, heretic, and an outlaw by the Catholic Church for his teachings that conflicted with the Roman Catholics’ religious orders and beliefs. However, he never stood down regardless of if he was to face death or excommunication. His theology would be the sole foundation of his teachings in regards to the…

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  • The Roman Catholic Church And The Eastern Orthodox Church

    biblical matters to those that did not follow Christ. There were several icons that were used everywhere throughout the world, but then a vital discrepancy appeared. There was a huge conflict between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. While both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church brought up valid points, the Eastern Orthodox Church had a stronger argument. Before looking at the dispute over icons, one must first…

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