Leo the Great set new standards for the bishop of Rome and left poeple to really revere those who took on the role. There were things that hindered the strength of the papacy, such as Caesero Papism. Justinian was a prime example of this and as an emperor practicing it, he gave himself rights and powers in the Church which were really not his to have. He established things like the Justinian Code, which in some ways benefited the Church as a whole but at the same time, did not. It led to rampant persecutions of other religions which is anything but Christian like.
For example he ordered Cramner, Archbishop of Canterbury to collect historical evidence to support such views. The evidence had been collected by 1530 and was named ‘Collectenea satis copiosa’. This shows that even before Henry wished to break with Rome he believed that he should be the sole, independent ruler of England. It is clear that although Henry’s desire for a divorce was probably the main cause of the reformation in England there were other factors that significantly contributed to a state free of foreign intervention. For example the rise in anticlericalism and Henry’s desire for further power and wealth both allowed the divorce proceedings to progress into a full blown attack on the Papacy.
To many commoners autonomy from the Pope predestined liberty from the totalitarian rule. The Ninety-Five theses was a proposal for freedom, the Catholic church was appalled that Martin Luther had the audacity to criticize their doctrine. Luther’s ambition encouraged believers to obtain from excessive pomps and to use the gospel as the sole basis of devotion. Luther did not empathize the idea of religious severity and felt the Catholic priest was threatening freewill. Martin Luther’s tactics were audacious and clever… a man who publicly ostracized himself from Catholicism to advocate change.
King Henry believed that this would empower the church over the monarchy and disputed this. There was a dispute over who would control the bishopric of Milan and the Pope Gregory would excommunicate King Henry and King Henry would have his bishops depose the pope. These conflicts of growing papal power over the state would be the issues of many conflicts throughout the middle ages.
Through these two prominent figures we see that power was a necessity to the leaders of this era; and unfortunately the people look up to their leaders and do likewise. However, if these Crusaders were fighting for “religious factors” then they would recognize that God holds the ultimate power and they are nothing without him. But these power hungry individuals obviously lacked humility... ... middle of paper ... ... is a sin in and of itself. If the Crusaders really were fighting for religious purposes then they would not have needed to change the Bible around because they would’ve already been living a Christian life. This just goes to show that it clearly was not religious reasons that backed the Crusader’s reasoning as to why they started the attack it was socioeconomic factors that led them to the Middle East.
The turmoil that stood as a result of the “church vs state” tension also gave me a purpose to learn more about how the present separation of Church and State began. Making the right decisions has not always been my best quality, and knowing that I am not alone, I evaluated Pope Clement X... ... middle of paper ... ... a level of peace in Freemasonry. Did they try to achieve peace? It seems that within religion, they did not try very hard to achieve peace, instead, they legally were forced to follow Pope Clement’s, Bull in Eminenti. Not only did the interest between Freemasonry and Christianity create questions, but my emerging uncertainty from the beginning towards Pope Clement XII’s decision created several questions.
Although he wanted one state church, James believed compromise and toleration would naturally drive citizens to become members, conforming to the policies of the Church of England. Throughout his reign James attempted to decrease religious tensions, as people hoped to increase their influence and role they played in the decisions of the church. There was a distinct split within the Church of England between the Puritans and the Anglicans. The Puritans were members of the Church of England, wanting reformation. They wished to eliminate of some ceremonies and dogmas closely resembling those of the Catholic Church.
A threat to the overall strength of his empire was the catholic church. The church was more for power at the time and made people provide them to make themselves the main power. A strong point of the church were the pictures and artwork made by people to pr... ... middle of paper ... ...antine Empire saw the potential of the church and the threat to their power it posed, so the way that they could remove the threat and bolster their own power would be to take over the church through the Iconoclasms. Works Cited Brubaker, Leslie. Inventing Byzantine iconoclasm.
The idea of a revolution would have never crossed anyone’s mind without there being a set idea of a good government what it should respect, follow, and provide all of this was set during the enlightenment, the result of the reformation. The reformation was a great influence on any revolution because here is where we start to see reason being used instead a religious based decision and the reliance on the church starts to greatly diminish everywhere. Due to this the church loses a lot of money so to increase profit they start to sell Indulgences, good deeds, to the people and Martin Luther went against this idea and rebelled and basically made a new church in a way that was based of his ideas. This kindled a new idea in the minds of everyone to adopt this to society and the government and social classes by spreading ideas on their idea of a perfect government. Ideas of a government where spread so the people are free to do what they want but limitations are still set.
Laud’s New Religious Policies for the Church of England. Laud’s attempts to make the Church more conformed coincided with King Charles I’s personal rule without parliament. In fact, Charles embarked on policies which made the English feel under threat. The Venetian ambassador in London wrote Charles had “changed the principles by which his predecessors reigned…if the road he has taken will lead him to absolute royalty, which is definitely the goal he has set for himself” (Young 106). Even though many English... ... middle of paper ... ... urges and argues for the need for re-evolution of Laud career and achievements.