The Olympian Religion of Ancient Greece was a religion that was based on fear, whereas the many mystery religions of Ancient Greece were based primarily on hope. The Olympian Religion was based on fear due to the instability and unpredictability of the gods and goddesses; it was believed that they could change their minds whenever they pleased. This left mortals scared and willing to do anything to avoid the wrath of the gods and goddesses. However, the mystery religions were based on hope and community, offering a sense of belonging due to their classless nature. The mystery religions also offered a belief of a better life after death which was appealing to many Greeks.
Between the Renaissance and the Reformation, many important changes came along to society. One of the most important was the new idea of humanism which led to magnificent progression in art, architecture, and literature. Another important change was with religion. An example of this would be the creation of Protestantism when people began disagreeing with the decisions of the Catholic Church. All of these changes were important in helping the people still hurting from the Black Death, as well as building a foundation for today’s society.
The politics also understood the number of advantages, which the reformation gave them, including the shifting of power, which was earlier associated with church. The education was also influenced by the reformation. As a result of the reformation, people in the whole world got a chance to understand the religion in their own way, and to read the bible, without the church interference. Different branches of Protestantism appeared, and continue to appear even nowadays. The results of Protestant Reformation they were really noticeable in 16th century, not only due to the reformation itself, but also due to many factors, associated with the period of renaissance, and these results are noticeable even nowadays.
By the end of the sixteenth century the Catholic Church was still making some serious reforms. This reform movement which extended into the seventeenth century raised moral and educational standards of the clergy. All inspired by the church with a new zeal and morale. One must conclude that reform was needed.
In other words, the prehistoric arts have no imprisonment with human’s selfish interests and desires. To tell the truth, most people in history always tried to enjoy their selfish interests and desires through many negative ways, such as wars. It is sure to say human’s greed and selfishness bring a lot of violence and conflicts so they harm the security and peace of mankind. However, in prehistory, people used to focus on primitive instinct rather than selfish greed. Some people might say the prehistoric era is non-civilized period with chaos, but I do not think so.
Morrie was disappointed by the way things were in his society, while initially King Lear did not care too much for it and accepted it. Morrie viewed death as completely natural and even an ideal way to live, while King Lear still wanted to live the life of a king despite dividing his land between his daughters. Despite being very different in both character and beliefs initially, both King Lear and Morrie came to acquire true wisdom by experiencing a fact of life which we regard as a phenomena; death. Both these wise men once differed in values when it came to life. Morrie believed that it was better to rather perish than to live a life without any love, as he was quoted to have said "If you don't have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don't have much at all.
Local priests were appointed by local lords, and were expected to uphold their wishes. Thus, the role of the church, government and the economy became interconnected. The growing increase in the rights of individual and the spreading influence of Islam posed a major threat to the finances and existence of the Church and monarch. Hence, the Church and State conspired to use the Crusades as a way to appeal to the religious conscience of the individual to keep control over them. That objective was far from noble, but the result was a growing economy that brought all (Church, state and the individual) greater prosperity.
There were advances in science, democracy, art, and philosophy pertaining to the Empires of the Axial Age, but the greatest advancement was linked to religion. Religion was the carrier of culture and order. Leaders arose through these religious advancements and some of these foundations of faith still exist today. These leaders attracted a large following and helped various empires grow in their cultural, economic, and social categories as well as spiritual. These radical religious concepts formed almost simultaneously in Greece, India, China, and even the Middle East.
When he was angered, it was usually for good reason, and the people seemed to agree with his choice of punishment. Those who disliked him were usually represented as evil themselves, and therefore could not be trusted. While I agree that Zeus was not always the loving, caring father figure most people made him out to be, I would not consider him as sinister as his father and grandfather who ruled before him. Works Cited Theogony by Hesiod Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
The prospect for unity at the time was non- existent and Machiavelli was greatly disturbed by that. Machiavelli seemed to give a certain amount of respect to the religious rulers of the time and throughout history. He made a great number of comments about the way in which these rulers manipulated the people through religion. It's as if he was laughing at the people for being so ignorant as not to realize the way they'd been manipulated. Furthermore, it is as if he was congratulating the rulers for being smart enough to con the people with the fear of a higher being.