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Catholic Church

 During the 13th and through to the 14th century catholic church authorities turned their focus to creating a united religiously bound civilization, acting only upon the fundamental principles of Christianity. The 14th century church enforced religious unity through the inquisition, and was mostly successful in doing so. The author Christine Caldwell Ames1 showed that the church used the inquisition as a force to create a cohesive religious civilization during the...

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Witchcraft: Protestantism and Catholic Church

across Europe and the new world. With the rise of protestant beliefs the catholic started to lose power and, with the rise of humanism kings were losing power to people run parliaments. The social structure began to change with the humanism as well, with the rise of personal power the peasants began to feel equal to the nobles in self-worth if not yet in a monitory sense. This led to further conflict in the Catholic Church as they became more radical in the search for heretics both of this world...

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Corruption of the catholic church

Reformation of the corrupt Church The Catholic Church we know today has been transformed tremendously over thousands of years and, fortunately, for the better. Us twenty-first century Catholics would be so appalled if we went back to the sixteenth century and saw how the Church was. There were numerous problems in the Church, but during this time no one knew any better because that was what they were taught from birth so they didn't think any different about it. The Church obviously had to much...

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Medieval Catholic Church

The Necessity of the Catholic Church in the Medieval Times The Medieval Church was popular in the Middle Ages. People’s entire lives revolved around it. The Middle Ages was a period in European history lasting from the 5th century to the 15th century. The Catholic Church played a more significant role in that period of time, than modern times. In medieval times, the Church dominated everybody's life. All medieval people, from village peasants to towns people, believed that God, Heaven, and Hell...

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Ecumenism in the Catholic Church

Basilica by Pope John XXIII. Cause for concern for factors that were appeared in society after the World War II, Pope John 23rd used the Italian word, aggiornamento to express renewal, modernize, and updating that were necessary for the Church. Religions such as Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Baptist are all Christians, as reason that all Christian denominations believe that there’s only one God, whom they call father as Jesus Christ taught them, importantly Christians recognize Jesus as...

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Threat of Lutheranism to the Catholic Church

of Lutheranism The end of the fifteenth century had left Christendom with a Church in great need of reform. The Church had been greatly weakened by the events of the past few centuries. The fourteenth century’s Great Famine and Black Death had battered the public’s trust in the Church, as had the Papal Schism spanning from 1378-1417. When the ideas of Martin Luther began to spread in the early 1500s, the Church became afraid for its power, its reputation, and its finances. Luther was promising...

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Compare and contrast the Roman Catholic Church with the Baptist Church

practices, including baptism of believers by immersion only, the separation of Church and state, and the autonomy of the local church. The Baptists are important for their emphasis on these and other beliefs and for their numbers. The history of the Baptist Church is traced to the early days of the Protestant Reformation-specifically, the division of the Reformation. John Smyth and Thomas Helwys founded the first Baptist church on Dutch soil at Amsterdam in 1609. Smyth returned to England and there in...

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Ivf and the Catholic Church

Critically assess Catholic Church teaching on IVF with particular emphasis on third party involvement. IVF Moral theology includes concerns of a particular or special nature as well as those of a general or fundamental nature. There is thus a two-fold division in moral theology – fundamental moral theology (which we have been doing up to now) and special moral theology. They are intricately related. Special moral theology deals with concrete moral issues that relate to sexuality, medical practice...

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Demonology and Exorcisms in the Catholic Church

12/8/2012 AP European History J. Blackwell Demonology and Exorcisms in the Catholic Church Demonology - the systematic study of demons or beliefs about demons; a branch of theology relating to supernatural beings who are not gods. Demonology "Is taught by the demons, it teaches about the demons, and it leads to the demons," as said by St. Albertus Magnus. According to some societies, all the affairs of life are supposed to be under the control of spirits - each ruling a certain "element" or...

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History of the Catholic Church and the Death Penalty

The History of the Catholic Church and the Death Penalty The Ten Commandments, principles issued by God for us to live our lives by, includes one that states – “Thou Shall Not Kill.” However, on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, two men in the United States were executed – Mr. Troy Davis in Georgia, and Mr. Lawrence Brewer in Texas. (Jonsson) While the approaching execution of Mr. Brewer was almost unmentioned, the approaching execution of Mr. Davis garnered much public attention with many believing...

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