The Renaissance was the first time when the Bible was printed in a language other than Latin, so that the common farmers could read the word of God for themselves. The Catholic church was opposed to this. The Renaissance held similar views as the church, when regarding suicide (Cholbi). Suicide was considered a sin, and was also against the law during this period (Ferngren 155). Often those who had committed suicide were denied consecrated gr...
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