Essays Tagged: "papacy"

Martin Luther

as an Augustinian Monk in the RomanCatholic Church. Consequently, Luther was initially loyal tothe papacy, and even after many theological conflicts, heattempted to bring about his reconciliation wit ... his was a paradox not to endure because in his lateryears, Luther waged a continual battle with the papacy. Lutherwas to become a professor of biblical exegesis at Wittenbergwhere, in 1957, he posted ...

(10 pages) 431 3 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

The Decline of the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation

inflicted wounds all had more to do with increased educational opportunities spread throughout the Papacy's "jurisdiction". These obviously meant that modernities in thought, giving rise to theologic ... ltaneously doubted in these two realms, one could virtually predict the "Reformation" to follow.The Papacy, in the beginning of the Reformation, was an utter disgrace. Pope Celestine V resigned becaus ...

(3 pages) 131 0 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This essay is a brief analysis of Niccolo' Machiavelli's most famous treatise, "The Prince", written in 1513

ed control through alliances in order to increase Medici domination at home. This also included the Papacy where much of European power and control was administered. Lorenzo, however, seemed more inte ...

(4 pages) 191 2 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays


Luther (1483-1546) and his concept of Christianity. Consequently, Luther was initially loyal to the papacy and after many theological conflicts, he tried to reconcile with the church. But this was a p ... is was a paradox not to endure because in his later years, Luther waged a continual battle with the papacy. Martin Luther, although he was not a politician, saw himself as a professor of the Holy Scri ...

(6 pages) 259 3 4.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Great Schism of the West What was the most important cause of the Great Schism?

e story of the Great Western Schism began in 1378 after the BabylonianCaptivity, which was when the papacy was located in Avignon for some seventy years.After the Babylonian Captivity, the papacy beca ... rs, the residents of Rome began toworry whether or not a Pope would be elected who would return the papacy to Avignon.The Roman people began asking for either a Roman Pope or an Italian Pope.Unfortuna ...

(49 pages) 287 8 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

History Of the Catholic Church.

from the feudal system, whereby bishops and abbots did the bidding of secular lords and kings. The papacy had suffered mightly from being at the whim of Roman nobles. The pope was hardly an independe ... role, the German king has expected to protect the pope. The special relationship between empire and papacy was problematic and soon came to a head.Church Institutions Flourish1. In the feudal period t ...

(7 pages) 184 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Michelangelo Buonarroti's life as a child,a young man,and an old timer.

ngelo was caught between the conflicting powers and whims of the Medici family in Florence, and the Papacy in Rome. Unlike many artists of his time, his genius was recognized .He is one of the greates ...

(12 pages) 92 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Bernard of Clairvaux - influence on Christianity then and now.

hurch reform through poverty and austerity. He encouraged reform of the entire church including the papacy. He was an astute scholar and a prolific writer. He had tremendous charisma that drew many pe ... the ecclesiastical reforms he inspired. Bernard inspired the reform of monastic life as well as the papacy. He expected no more of superiors than he did of subordinates or himself for that matter. He ...

(7 pages) 36 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Essay is about:Mussolini and Fascist Italy Q: How important were the Lateran Treaties of 1929 between the Italian State and the Papacy in consolidating Mussolini's hold on power in Italy?

Q: How important were the Lateran Treaties of 1929 between the Italian State and the Papacy in consolidating Mussolini's hold on power in Italy?Answer:In February 1929, the Lateran Pact ...

(4 pages) 57 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Lutheranism: The Best Religion of its Time

, and were easily corrupted by money, land, and power. Indulgences were another shady custom of the Papacy, and Luther put an end to those and most of the other Catholic corruptions. The Catholic Chur ...

(3 pages) 46 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Were the Crusades political or religious?

Were the Crusades Political or Religious?The Middle Ages was a religious age that was dominated by papacy. The Crusades show the religiousness of the Europeans in the Middle Ages, though we question ...

(5 pages) 118 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Pope Gregory VII

office their absolute power could corrupt absolutely. Therefore when Pope Gregory the VII took the papacy he made the changes necessary to bring Christianity back to the way it should be. Both of the ... name in history by playing their role the way it should always have been.Hildebrand was elected to papacy in 1073 and died in 1085. Pope Gregory VII reigned for 12 years of his life. He made a huge i ...

(4 pages) 38 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

What consequences of typography did people fear the most? To what extent, in the 15th and 16th Centuries, were these fears justified?

38). But these writings in Latin Christianity were confined to a well-educated, powerful minority (papacy/clergy) who used "the written word with sophistication to organize and control their world" ( ...

(7 pages) 68 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Luther an intellectual historians persepective

till 1377. Petrarch, the "father of humanism", termed this period the "Babylonian Captivity" of the papacy, a sentiment shared by many non-French. In 1377 Gregory XI's returned to Rome, by 1378 he was ... hurch's had large reserves of gold and silver in fact one third of all German land was owned by the papacy. Taxation represents around half of the Church's income, according to Lortz. This web of taxa ...

(6 pages) 46 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Papal Supremacy: Innocent III

authority, making reference to precedence such as Constantine and the Council of Nicea in 325. The papacy on the other hand, argued papal primacy with such ideas as the Petrime theory, the history of ... he investiture controversy. However, some historians argue that in the centuries that followed, the papacy overstepped its jurisdiction when it began to exert control over the political sphere as well ...

(11 pages) 38 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Pope Benedict XV. Essay regarding the live of Pope Benedtict XV, on the major things he contributed to society and the church

the Pope's death, della Chiesa made a speech for the occasion, and with the current vacancy of the papacy, he was elected to the throne on September 3rd. He took the name of Benedict XV. In hi ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.1 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Modern Leaders Still Use Machiavelli's "The Prince": Approach to Politics, Morality and Ethics to Rule.

acted swiftly, decisively and indeed ruthlessly in playing off France, Italian city-states and the papacy against each other, suppressing conspiracies and laying a strong foundation for the future. ( ...

(8 pages) 106 0 2.5 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Discuss the major changes implemented by the papacy and wider church in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Why were such changes felt to be necessary?

he church sought reforms that would inspire a return to the 'golden age' led by the holiness of the papacy "to train churchmen to think of themselves as a distinct 'order' with a life-style totally di ... moving onto the investiture controversy that was in essence a political power struggle between the papacy and monarchy, we can deduce whether the reforms introduced were power- driven or an honest ex ...

(9 pages) 34 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Protestant Reformation

ons had difficulty getting published.On June 15, 1520, the government of the Roman Catholic church (papacy) ordered Luther's works burned, and the papacy gave Luther sixty days to take back if he were ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Dante's Popes

a family of little wealth, with loyalties to the Guelph’s, a political party in support to the papacy, and were enemies with the Ghibellines and the Holy Roman Emperor. Dante and the Guelph’ ... . The White Guelph’s, which is where Dante falls in, were against corruption in the church and papacy where as the Black Guelph’s were still supporting of it.At the age of 7, Dante suffered ...

(7 pages) 17 1 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry