Essays Tagged: "Roman Catholic Church"

James Joyce

three main factors in his life, his childhood and parents, his homeland of Dublin, Ireland, and the Roman Catholic Church. These three aspects show up in all his works subtly, but specifically in, The ...

(7 pages) 206 0 4.5 Aug/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Why is Vatican II so significant in the modern church?

modern church?INTRODUCTION: VATICAN IIVatican II was the 21st ecumenical council recognized by the Roman Catholic church, which became the symbol of the church's openness to the modern world. The cou ... II, as we can clearly see from the above information, was a very large and important meeting in the Roman Catholic Church. Vatican II has altered the Roman Catholic Church more that any other council ...

(2 pages) 74 0 3.4 Oct/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

A Statistical Analysis of Religious Attitudes in America

ard atheism or alternative religious beliefs.After a resurgence in the 1970's and early 1980's, the Roman Catholic church began experiencing a slow, yet steady, decline in membership. As membership in ... uture generations.The statistics presented show a trend away from Christian sects, most notably the Roman Catholic church, and an increase in the number of people who are claiming to have no religious ...

(3 pages) 143 0 4.3 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Martin Luther

nd his concept of Christianity. Luther began hisecclesiastical career as an Augustinian Monk in the RomanCatholic Church. Consequently, Luther was initially loyal tothe papacy, and even after many the ... become a professor of biblical exegesis at Wittenbergwhere, in 1957, he posted his critique of the Roman CatholicChurch's teachings and practices. This is otherwise known asThe Ninety-Five Theses, wh ...

(10 pages) 431 3 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Elizabeth I

ir, so he asked the pope to annul the marriage. Because the pope refused, Henry broke away from the Roman Catholic church and set himself up as head of the church in England. Then he married Anne. He ... beth and Edward were both brought up in Henry's new church. Their half sister Mary was brought up a Roman Catholic. When Edward died in 1553, Mary became queen and at once made Catholicism the state r ...

(6 pages) 132 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Decline of the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation

The Roman Catholic Church's decline during the Reformation was clearly not caused by a single event or a ... he figures involved, not necessarily the contributing factors to why these figures got involved.The Roman Catholic Church has had a rich, timely, and mostly successful history. The Reformation aided t ...

(3 pages) 131 0 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Hispanics, an observation of the religious community

ssignment is a field study. The study is on an observation of the religious community. We visited a Roman Catholic church in Buffalo on the west side, which is a predominantly Hispanic area of the cit ... in Buffalo on the west side, which is a predominantly Hispanic area of the city. I myself am also a Roman Catholic. This is a slightly erred site, because I believe that most Puerto Ricans migrated to ...

(2 pages) 103 0 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

30 Years War

The Thirty Years War was a series of conflicts that began in the early 17th century in the Holy Roman Empire and eventually most of Europe. The basis of the war began as a conflict between the Pro ... ct between the Protestants and Roman Catholics and their different views concerning how the corrupt Roman Catholic Church should be run. Although the war began as a holy war it eventually transcended ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The reformation of the Roman Catholic Church

In a time where people no longer could trust the ethical system of the RomanCatholic Church there was much confusion and a great need for change. In that changethere also ... days of Huss andWycliff who were the first people to speak out publicly against the practices of theRoman Catholic Church. However, it was Martin Luther who in 1517 really gathered thesupport of angry ... mosphere of the time that surfaced across Western Europe. In the Medieval times, theemperors of the Roman Catholic Church, which included but not exclusively held to PhilipI and Maximilian I, had asse ...

(4 pages) 298 2 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

St. Thomas Aquinas

ority of Europe as we know it today was part of a single Latin culture, very much influenced by the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Roman Empire. 'The Emperor Frederick II ruled from Germany to Sic ... es. This fact is particularly ironic considering Thomas was later dubbed the 'Common Doctor' of the Roman Catholic Church. Nonetheless, at age five Thomas' family sent him to Monte Cassino, a monaster ...

(8 pages) 172 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

HOW SHOULD WE ACT AS LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY? A comparison between Nicollo MAchiavelli's theories for leadership and those of the Catholic Church

Nicolo Machiavelli and the Roman Catholic Church hold varying beliefs on what it is to be a leaded in our community. The most p ...

(5 pages) 195 1 2.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

"Galileo's Daughter" by Dava Sobel.

movie showing the science and religion clash of Galileo's quarter century struggle to convince the Roman Catholic Church of his astonishing discoveries. This drama was based on Dava Sobel's novel, "G ... which contradicted Ptolemaic astronomy and confirmed his preference for the Copernican system. The Roman Catholic Church had insisted Galileo keep his discoveries as hypothetical terms only.Sixty yea ...

(5 pages) 60 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

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

During the years of 1378 to 1417, a schism occurred within the Roman CatholicChurch. It was the Great Schism of the West and unlike the Great Schism of the East, t ... claimed to be the pope,including Pope Urban VI, Pope Clement VII, and Pope Alexander V. Although theRoman Catholic Church recognized Pope Urban VI as the official pope of that time, itwas his tyrannic ... oppressive actions which had the most effect on bringing upon theGreat Schism of the West onto the Roman Catholic Church.The story of the Great Western Schism began in 1378 after the BabylonianCaptiv ...

(49 pages) 287 8 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This essay describes the main problems of the church that contributed to the Protestant Reformation. It also addresses why the church was unable to suppress dissent as it had earlier.

on as an important governmental figure. Throughout the times of the Middle Ages and Renaissance the Roman Catholic Church was the central basis and concern for all people. They forced people to obey t ... ot read or even understand the services or teachings of the Bible, so they were forced to trust the Roman Catholic Church for all knowledge that was shared. However, despite the church's great religio ...

(4 pages) 148 2 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Henry VIII and his contribution to the English Reformation

s in Europe, callously increased the authority of royal government, and even aspired to become Holy Roman Emperor in order to extend his jurisdiction. Henry's greatest accomplishment was by far the co ... ommencement of the Protestant Reformation in England. He rejected the authority of the pope and the Roman Catholic Church and promoted religious reformers to power. He initiated a widespread hostility ...

(6 pages) 71 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


In the Roman Catholic Church, an indulgence is the remission of the punishment that remains due for sin aft ... misuse of indulgences in 1517 precipitated the Reformation in Germany. At the Council of Trent, the Roman Catholic Church reformed the system, which was continued only under carefully controlled condi ... onformed with the Bible and the New Testament model of the church. This led to a breach between the Roman Catholic Church and the reformers whose beliefs and practices came to be called Protestantism. ...

(4 pages) 137 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Witches And Heretics In The Medieval World: Why It Can Never Be Proven If The Ever Existed.

lly mean that they are a group of people who share a common belief system which opposes that of the Roman Catholic Church. Witches were seen as evil people, primarily women, whom devoted theirlives to ... sed.All of the published trial records were written by the judges, and thereforewere members of the Roman Catholic Church. The judges of trials were respected members of the area, whether they be bish ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

From Medieval Europe to Modern History.

, economically, and socially, everything of the old system that had been tediously developed in the Roman Empire gave way. A new world arose based on religion, feudalism, and manorialism.In Medieval t ... ades, and new luxuries from different places were introduced into Europe.During the Middle Ages the Roman Catholic Church had been the structural core, it was the strong foundation in which life had r ...

(14 pages) 295 1 4.9 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Satire of 18th Century England presented by Lilliput.

eligious and political change in England and Europe.Both the monarchy and the absolute power of the Roman Catholic Church were in decline in the 16th and 17th centuries, during and after the European ...

(10 pages) 94 1 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Galileo:Scientist, Scholar, Rebel. Portrays life for Galileo during the 17th century and the struggles he overcame to prove his theories about the Earth revolving around the Sun.

Seventeenth-century European study was controlled by two powerful forces: the Roman Catholic Church, headed by the Pope, and ancient philosophy dominated by the 2000-year-old ide ... ry. But then he was accused of explaining the Bible in ways which contradicted the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. These accusations were especially dangerous idea while the Protestant Reforma ...

(7 pages) 96 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History