This shows the change from Christianity to humanism (Class Notes). Theology, the study of god, was the major interest of the Middle Ages. Many paintings depict Mary and baby Jesus surrounded by angels (WorldBook). These paintings show the amount of dedication the people gave to religious figures. This shows the change from the worship of the religious figures to the study of people.
How a person behaved on earth would determine if they were to be sent to heaven, hell, or purgatory. The Catholic Church was a “major source of moral and spiritual instruction in medieval Christendom,” but was also the source of the “artistic productivity” during this time as well (148). This caused a revival of more than one thousand monasteries and abbey churches. These monastic churches attracted many Christian pilgrims which eventually resulted in the Pilgrimage Church. Although churches were influenced by the Romanesque style, the Gothic cathedral were being built which started the synthesis of different styles.
Raphaello Sanzio was an artist starting during the beginning in of the Renaissance Era. Raphael thrived in painting through this experimental time period. Raphael’s paintings were influenced by the time period, other artists, but still found originality in his paintings. Raphael chose to paint about 4 topics, theology, philosophy, the arts, and the law (Kirsch). During this time of religion Raphael really adapted to the idea of cathedrals and landscape of Holy places.
In the sixth century, the Christian Church began spreading its influence by establishing monasteries throughout Europe. The people of Ireland had begun converting to Christianity, as early as the fifth century, and by the seventh century, the nation had become an integral part of the Church’s international monastic system. The monks of the Irish monasteries took religious texts and decorated them, thereby creating what are today known as illuminated manuscripts. The ornamentation of these texts included large, ornate initial letters, interlace patterns, human, animal and religious figures, and various symbolic and iconographic motifs. There were many Irish illuminated books of this period; however, the Book of Kells was the most magnificent of all (Meehan 9-10).
As one of the Church’s most iconic and important forms of worship, Gregorian chant is the product of centuries of development from past music, revisions through the ages, and its spread and assimilation of other forms of chant. Gregorian chant, although no longer vogue, still serves an important role as a method of worshipping God with Heavenly beauty through music. Just as King David played music to please the lord, all the faithful should as well, and in doing so, they will be united into one community singing together, and Gregorian chant is perhaps one of the best methods to do it.
Marian devotion in the history of the Catholic Church has played an important role to enliven faith practice among believers. The devotional practices have been maintained from generation to the next because of Marian apparitions, miracles, and signs. The faithful eyewitnesses testify about Mary by their experiences and visions, so Marian powerful messages could be scattered, and such messages have become central theological cores of the devotion in each faith community. This is also true for Marian devotion in Vietnam. Our Lady of La Vang becomes an impressive phenomenon of faith practice of Vietnamese Catholic communities and individuals around the world.
The saints demonstrate how the Christian tradition has found expression in new creative personalities, which are characteristic of time and place in which the saint lived (Heierman, 1919). The lives and legends played a leading part in Christian teaching and education. They reached all people through not only l... ... middle of paper ... ...ted to Jesus, are all what allowed her to be recognized as a saint. These characteristics of her life also challenge and support Christian teachings. Her supposed repentance of a sinful life supports how important repentance is to Christianity.
This has also impacted the way Christians practise traditional rituals and ceremonies, such as the Eucharist and Baptism. Also the scripture reference provides adherents with the knowledge of Jesus’ resurrection and how he will be “with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28), even after his death and resurrection. Thus, the ritual of Eucharist and Baptism supports adherents in seeking where Christ is in their everyday lives. Hence, the rituals and ceremonies, such as the Eucharist and Baptism are significant to Christianity, through it shaping it as a living and dynamic tradition
For as long as humanity has existed, art and architecture has played an intricate role in society. The early individuals of this world utilized wall paintings as a means of expressing their emotions and daily rituals. Furthermore, architecture, while serving first and foremost as a means of creating proper shelters and establishments, it also gave way to a new method of showing creativity in a bold physical appearance. With the development of Catholicism, new ideologies came to be, therefore uttering a new age, a means of seeing the world in a different perspective. As a result, just as Christianity developed, so did art and architecture, influencing one another and upon doing so, gave Christian tradition a visual aspect, historical interpretation
Throughout many of these different cultures, the Catholic faith has become a central part of them. Yet, through inculturation, the Catholic faith is lived differently in each culture (classroom notes 10-13). In Shusaku Endo’s book, Silence, inculturation is shown through the two cultures of Portugal and Japan. For example, the Portugal culture lived a more transmitting culture. Given the country’s state, they were able to spread the gospel more and evangelize during the late 1500’s.