James VI and I accepted the more moderated Puritans and other dissenters, and he was able to keep his kingdom in peace. However, his son Charles I did not believe that kings were answerable to Parliament, but to God. In fact, he ruled without Parliament for many years. He trusted the running of the Church of England to William Laud, who believed that the Church had already gone through too many reforms. Laud went wrong when he tried to make church services more about doctrine and sacraments, and sought to make freewill the official doctrine of the Church.
By the time of James’s accession to the throne it was clear that the Catholic community were an important issue because a part of English society was still Catholic. Furthermore, it was soon clear that King James would be more tolerant to the Catholic community in comparison to Elizabeth. Traditionally, historians have felt that Catholicism was hopelessly fractured at the time of James’s accession to the English throne. Whig historians felt the Elizabethan settlement had set the fate of English Catholicism and Catholicism would soon dwindle away . However, this preliminary evaluation is flawed because the role of English Catholi... ... middle of paper ... ... Macmillan Publishers Ltd: 1984), pp.
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.
Other Protestant groups like the Puritans, believed that the Church of England should remove all of it’s catholic components, like bishops, rituals, and decoration. Another Scottish Protestant group known as the Presbyterians, believed that every individual church should function independently. All these groups had very different opinions, and th... ... middle of paper ... ...nt crowned Mary and William of Orange. They were both very popular, because they were Anglican and agreed to the terms of parliament. Both the King and the Queen believed in free religion, and in 1689 parliament passed the toleration act which allowed all Protestants and Catholics to practice their religion freely.
This serves as an example of nationalism. The Catholics did not think about how removing the pope could harm their religion in any way. However, instead the people blindly followed Henry VIII because he was the leader of the nation and they assumed he was right. Also, by imposing other laws that punished Protestants, Henry VIII did not give the people much of a choice. Fortunately, for Henry VII, nationalis... ... middle of paper ... ...tism because she had made a stand for it by starting the English Protestant Church, she wished to keep peace in England, and also most likely because she had been greatly influenced by many Protestants in her youth.
The History of the Church of England, J.R.H. Moorman, pp. 59-220 Book Report The middle ages began when William the Normans took over England. William liked to regard himself as a reformer. He would not allow the pope to interfere with what he regarded as the king’s lawful business.
Norman Vincent Peale opposed his candidacy on religious grounds. Billy Graham made no secret of his support for Richard Nixon.” Many Protestants opposed the idea of a Roman Catholic president because they were concerned that he might be controlled by the Catholic Church or might make Catholicism the religion of the nation (American President: John Fitzgerald Kennedy). According to Herbert S. Parmet, John F. Kennedy even felt that many Catholic Bishops were upset with him because they did not like either his opposition to federal funds supporting parochial... ... middle of paper ... ...ity to communicate the right message. He paved the way for any American who aspired to lead the national regardless of race or religion.” Fifty years after his presidency, John F. Kennedy remains the only Catholic to have held the highest office in the United States (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum). However, in the 2012 election, Mitt Romney, a Mormon, was a candidate for the highest office in the land.
The ideas for the rebellion did not originate when in church or anywhere remotely connected to religion but in court where the Nobles questioned the succession, argued that they deserved their powers and was plotting ways of getting rid of Cecil. To conclude, although religion did play a part in the rebellion of 1568-69 it was clearly not the only reason for the unrest of the Northern nobility. Power was a big cause, their pride was dented and they wanted to be powerful like their relations gone before them. The North was indeed largely Catholic and they hoped if England was to get a catholic queen in the form of Mary Stuart then the situation for them would become better, not only religiously but politically as well as socially.
Subsequently, with numerous denominations supporting this idea, concerns were partly met by the granting of financial aid to the major religious groups, including the Church of England. Individuals churches used this aid to maximise its religious and educational influence. Governor Bourke later extended the state financial aid and attempted to introduce government schools based on the national system in his native Ireland. However, non-Anglican Protestants, who had formed in 1835 a society for promoting schools where the Bible would be a basis for general education, insisted on its wider use in the proposed national schools than was permitted in the Irish system. Catholics supported the Governor's proposal which further angered the Protestants.
She was often forced to adopt a stricter set of laws on Catholicism due to her colleagues that shared her religious beliefs, but not her spiritual beliefs on freedom. This is why she then sent Mary’s bishops to the tower she was once kept prisoner in for her religious beliefs. Elizabeth I wanted to create a church that would appeal to both Catholic and Protestant people in order to bring her subjects together rather than tear them apart through religious persecution and intolerance. In her rule, Catholic people were the minority party as Protestants finally took