The Realism Time Period caused a movement with unrealistic ideas; causing people to see bigger picture that was not always happy. The Modernism Time Period caused a movement with a personal connection and emotions ideas to the world. There is always a way to make a difference and literature is not always the only way to impact the world. The Colonial Time Period, containing the Puritan Plain style of writing, was a movement that was used by most of the New Englanders about equality and religion. The way the words were written hit people in a religious way which caused people to see their religious views differently; this lead people to think about their religion and life after death.
The kinds of literature that were written back then was often stories and poems about great things their king or queen had done. The other type of literature that was written in the middle ages was religious literature. It was mostly Catholic literature because the main power was the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church had great importance in the middle ages and had even more power than the king; more in-depth information on the Catholic Church and its corruption comes later. Most literature from the middle ages was written for kings and queens of the time and for religious purposes like the Divine Comedy, which is a poem written by Dante Alighieri.
The change between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is best shown through the art and architecture, demonstrated specifically through an emphasis on religion and classical antiquity, both suggesting a clear cultural change. The culture of both of these eras was greatly shaped by the studies of humanism and theology. The transformation of cultural studies from theology to philology greatly impacted art and is shown through many paintings from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. During the Renaissance, there was a big focus change from religious figures to the human life (Class Notes). This is shown through many paintings, like the Crucifixion of St Peter by Michelangelo.
However, in the case of literature, both opposing sides involved in religion are able to incorporate their beliefs using the art form known as literature. People have realized the potential that literature allows for. Christian authors have especially realized the power that words can hold. Many notable men and women have emerged in this art form but some notable writers that express Christian faith are the foll... ... middle of paper ... ...es and locations of where both were born factors in. Even though Rivers and Lewis differ on their approach to the Christian faith, both are able to convey the message of love that the Gospel has to offer.
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.
On the other hand, the papal monarchy suffered from the additional Crusades that forced people to question the unity of the Christian Church. Christianity was an effective theme in the Middle Ages because it implemented most people and events of the time period. Socially, Christianity effected people's daily lives because faith offered another consideration for how life progressed. The introduction of new intellect and innovative advancements were growing with religious influenced. Politically, the emperor's were aided and impaired.
Then around the 1300's, around the time of Protestant Reformation, a monk named Martin Luther became the first well-known opposer of the church's abuses. He wrote many books, some of which stirred popular unrest among the people. Around this time, more people started think... ... middle of paper ... ...re other countries in the world where religion plays a part in the educational system, but more and more countries are shying away from it. In conclusion, Religion (especially Christianity) has played an important part in Education all over the world up to about the 1700's. There are still some lasting reminders, though, such as colleges once built for religious purposes but now the prominent secular education centers.
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.
In the beginning of Renaissance the artists, as well as the princes, were mostly interested in religious themes, mostly from the New Testament. They all believed that if God let them prosper, then they should give thanks in some form. Therefore, the artists were commissioned to paint the churches, monasteries or nunneries where God was worshipped. People who could afford it, loved to pray out of expensive books or give expensive gifts to worship God. Also, many rich courts tried to emulate the papal court.
The Renaissance people strived to learn in sciences and humanism. Religion was still in fact a large part of life for people in the Renaissance, it just seemed to gradually lessen its power; but their belief was still intact. Early Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic Architecture are within the broad range of the Middle Age, ca 400-1400. These Architecture styles were mainly seen on religious structures, which were in a grandeur scale or had a sense of monumentality. The purpose of the architect was to represent the Religion.