There are more than two billion Christians which currently inhabit the earth. Protestants make up more than seven hundred million individuals. Protestantism is the younger of the two religions. The origins of Protestantism can be traced back to1517 with Martin Luther’s 95 Thesis. These were ninety five stinging objections to the abuses of the Catholic […]

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The Reformation: Martin Luther and the End of Christian Religious Unity

By the early 1500s, many people in Western Europe were growing increasingly discontented and displeased with the Christian Church. Many found the Pope too involved with secular (worldly) matters, rather than with his flocks spiritual well-being. Lower church officials were poorly educated and broke vows by living richly and keeping mistresses. Some officials practiced simony, […]

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The Protestant Reformation

Arise, O Lord, and judge Thy cause. A wild boar has invaded Thy vineyard. Arise, O Peter, and consider the case of the Holy Roman Church, the mother of all churches, consecrated by thy blood. Arise, O Paul, who by thy teaching and death hast illumined and dost illumine the Church. Arise all ye saints, […]

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The Significance of the Gunpowder Plot for Catholics During 1605 – 1620

This essay will discuss the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when a group of catholic noblemen plotted to blow up the English House of Parliament; the target of the plot was King James VI of Scotland and I of England. This essay will focus on how the event impacted Catholics and their treatment in society and […]

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Protestant Reformation

The beginning of the 16th century brought along the Protestant Reformation. After many centuries, people finally began challenging the Roman Catholic Church, such as Martin Luther and John Calvin. By mid-16th century, the western church had divided into Catholic and Protestant groups. The reformation may be known as a success in many aspects such as […]

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