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21: Albania
... to Islam. This was one of the above-mentioned conditions, which allowed Albanian chiefs to maintain their position. However, as soon as Skanderbeg was given the opportunity to defect, he did and he reembraced Roman Catholicism as well. On March 1, 1444, Albanian chieftains gathered in the cathedral of Lezhe with the prince of Montenegro and the delegates from Venice and proclaimed Skanderbeg commander of the Albanian resistance (BRS Albania Under ... Ottoman Empire. In 1478, Kruja fell to the Ottoman Empire. At the same time, in fear of assimilation, many Albanians flee to neighboring countries such as Sicily, Greece, Romania, and Egypt, and converted to Roman Catholicism. As for the ones who decided to stay behind, they were forced to convert to Islam. The Ottoman Turks first focused their conversions campaigns on the Roman Catholics, Albanians of the north and then on ...
22: Chaucerian Commentary
... edu/eng1125/text-only/lectures/lecture-1.html Pelen, Marc. Providence and Incest Reconsidered: Chaucer s Poetic Judgement of the Man at Law, Papers on Language and Literature, Spring v30 n2 (1994) p132. Robins, Chris. Catholicism and Medieval Literature. http://gened.emc.maricopa.edu/acade english/enh221/gaw/catholicism.html Shawyer, Gary. The Semantics of Truth and Falsehood in Chaucerian Narrative. International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds: July 9, 1996 Van Eyk, Shaun. Friar vs Summoner. http://www.wsu.edu/-shaun/friarvs.html Wilson ...
23: Relating Themes in O’Connor’s “First Confession”
... fought in the civil war from 1919 to 1921. A treaty was signed that ended English occupation in Ireland, yet O’Connor continued to fight to include Ulster in the free state (“O’Donovan,” Contemporary). Catholicism also plays a major role in “First Confession” and in O’Connor’s life. The story is a good example of how the often-harsh Irish life affects the Catholic world (Matthews 252). For example, in “First Confession”, Nora is constantly worried is she will go to Hell or not (O’Connor, 362). This presence of Catholicism in this story reflects on O’Connor’s roots and lifestyle. He offered a detailed examination of the middle class Catholic world (Matthews 252). O’Connor offered his perspective of life through the eyes of ...
24: Contemporary Thinkers: Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aguinas
... to me the best and safest route to take. Question#6 : Please describe the background of St. Thomas Aquinas and compare and contrast his views with those of Augustine. Discuss how Aquinas incorporates Aristotlianism into Catholicism. Saint Thomas Aquinas, a Dominican theologian, met the challenge posed to Christian faith by the philosophical achievements of the Greeks and Arabs. He effected a philosophical binding of faith and reason. Thomas d'Aquino, the ... He then argued that, “if some of the things God has revealed can be known to be true, it is reasonable to accept the mysteries as true.”(GME “Aquinas”). Saint Thomas Aquinas incorporated Aristotlianism into Catholicism. For example, Aristotle classifies government into pure and perverted forms of government, and from that makes a choice of the best type based on that classification. He chose a monarchy as the best choice based ...
25: Bless Me Ultima 2
... religion and destiny, by depicting the changes Tony feels after the deaths of Lupito, Narciso and Florence. Beforehand, Tony never questioned his faith but as each person died Tony turned farther and farther away from Catholicism and eventually even away from the pagan religion. Tony questioned his destiny and effectiveness as a priest, had doubts of the Catholic God and eventually of everything he had ever believed in, as Anaya shows ... A priest could have saved Lupito. (23), Tony feels guilty that he wasn t able to fulfill his duty even though it wasn t his. This shows that the destiny at first laid out by Catholicism may not be the one that is best suited to Tony. By not saving Lupito or his soul, the town Tony lives in is no longer pure in his eyes. The river is the lifeline ...
26: Revolutions
... or changes. Revolution has veen the cause of historical changtes since the beginning oof time. Revolutions have been fought for many different reasons. In the early 1500's, religion was a main issue of change. Catholicism wss the accepted religion but many people didn't agree with the catholic doctrine. People such as Martin Luther started a movement that would seperate from the catholic church and became Lutheran. The Lutheran belief ... all Protistants. Between 1521 and 1525, Luther's religious movement became a revolution. In 1555, after many religious wars, the division of Christianity was formally acknowledged when Lutheranism was granted the same legal rights as Catholicism. Revolution came in many forms. The Scientific Revolution brought many different changes. The idea that the sun not the earth was the center of the cosmos was a dramatic change in the way people viewed ...
27: Chaucerian Moral and Social Commentary in the Canterbury Tales
... edu/eng1125/text-only/lectures/lecture-1.html Pelen, Marc. “Providence and Incest Reconsidered: Chaucer’s Poetic Judgement of the Man at Law,” Papers on Language and Literature, Spring v30 n2 (1994) p132. Robins, Chris. “Catholicism and Medieval Literature.” http://gened.emc.maricopa.edu/acade…english/enh221/gaw/catholicism.html Shawyer, Gary. “The Semantics of Truth and Falsehood in Chaucerian Narrative.” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds: July 9, 1996 Van Eyk, Shaun. “Friar vs Summoner.” http://www.wsu.edu/-shaun/friarvs.html Wilson ...
28: The Catholic Church and The Middle Ages
... of the Calvinistic reforms, but went its own “middle way,” retaining both Catholic and Protestant elements. Following Henry’s reign, Edward VI moved the Church of England toward Protestantism, followed immediately by a reversion to Catholicism by Mary I. Elizabeth then reverted to Protestantism, and tried to merge Catholicism and Protestantism into the Anglican church. The Protestant Reformation did not exhaust the spirit of reform within the Roman Catholic church. In response both to the Protestant challenge and to its own needs, the church ...
29: A Priest’s Death: An Examination of Uncanny Elements in James Joyce’s "The Sisters"
... act that defies the norm is the fact that the man is to be buried with the goblet designed to hold the blood of Christ gives the illusion that he is a firm follower of Catholicism, even after his death. This is in stark contrast to his life, the shattered chalice, and his evident simony. The main idea of the story seems to be that insanity and death are often intertwined, are effectively "sisters." As Father Flynn begins to fall away from Catholicism, he enters the downward spiral of insanity. The old man loses sense of not only religion, but also self. His insanity and death are entangled, the events of each melding and inseparable. The strange events ...
30: Roots Of Individualism In Euro
... Also, theology adapted from one dictatorial faith to a variety that better suited society and its members. The people rather an establishment deemed what theological ideas were to be embraced and rejected. Lutheranism differs from Catholicism in the understanding and interpretation of three major areas: determination of salvation, source of truth, and basis of the church. The Catholic Church believed that salvation was achieved through God’s grace. In other words ... hierarchy of church officials. Lutherans believed that the church was a result, a creation of its followers. All Lutherans were considered members of the priesthood. These fundamental differences clearly reflect conflicting nature of these churches—Catholicism as an establishment ruling a mass of people, versus Lutheranism as a body of people empowered by their individual faith. This transformation greatly increased the significance of the individual in society. The rise of capitalism ...

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