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31: Episcopalianism / Anglicanism
... to the hierarchical structure of the church. Theologically, the Protestant Episcopal Church is the United States branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. That means the body of doctrine is nearly identical with that of Roman Catholicism. Episcopal services are called masses, clergymen and clergywomen are called priests, the doctrine holds that bread and wine are changed into Christ's body and blood and that Catholic sacraments - baptism, confirmation, matrimony and penance ... Prayer and the practice of spirituality amongst Anglicans, and you will find traces of the importance of the laity, hospitality, and concern for others. Calvinism tends to reject the world and the natural order. Roman Catholicism tends to spiritualize the world and its order. Anglicanism has a readiness to see the world as sacrament and to claim the potential within heaven and earth for glory waiting to be revealed. The Book ...
32: Chief Seattle
... and was later baptized in 1838 by Father Modest Demers, at which time Seattle adopted the Christian name "Noah". One of the major differences I noticed while researching information about Chief Seattle is that in Catholicism there is one book, I'm sure that we all have heard of it, the Bible. In Catholicism it is made up of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is made up of scriptures before the coming of Jesus. The New Testament is made up of scriptures written up ...
33: Farewell To Manzanar
... did there. Because she always had a room to escape to. She began to despise her father and his authority. Jeanne was discovering new things, and before her father's return became seriously interested in Catholicism. She loved all the women martyr stories, and possibly could relate to them or to some aspect in them. But before she could get baptized her father had come back and exercised his control over it, and wouldn't allow it. He told her that their family was Buddhist and that she was to young to even understand what Catholicism was. Even though they never practiced the religion only celebrated a few holidays. She was confused and wanted acceptance in any way she could find it. She took up the baton and became very skilled ...
34: A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes Developed Through Allusions to Classical Mythology
... 78). Stephen also rejects the bonds of a religion that restricts his natural impulses. From the beginning, the consciousness of Stephen Dedalus is dominated by the presence of the church and its priests (Adams 235). Catholicism imposes a burden of guilt that weighs him down. He must "admit" and "confess" and "apologize" (Joyce 2) even when he feels innocent. By rejecting Catholicism, Stephen is also rejecting his devoutly religious mother. Stephen needs an arena adequate for his talents, seeing no future for himself unless he rebels, contradicting the long-standing customs of his country (Farrell 207). Stephen ...
35: Democrecy Of Spain
... of General Franco operated under a fascist doctrine, adamantly rejecting the principles of democracy. Upon Franco's death he was no longer able to protect and promote the values of national unity, anti-communism, and Catholicism. He could no longer stand in the way of a nation ready to turn to a democratic government, society, and culture. Although Franco's death on November 20th, 1975 precipitated a nominal shift to democracy ... the death of Franco and the start of democracy in Spain was a continued decline in religious practice. Even of greater concern, however, was the impact of the decline in those seeking profesional roles in Catholicism. The number of men wishing to join the priesthood had fallen, and an increase in the number of priests abandoning their vows had also occured. As a result of the declining clergy and the growing ...
36: Popes
... Scriptures were the final authority on religion. In Luther's hymn, "A Mighty Fortress is Our G-d", he wrote "God's Word forever shall abide/ No thanks to foes, who fear it". Whereas in Catholicism the Latin Vulgate is the final authority in Scripture, Luther argued that every man could interpret Scripture for himself. To aid in this task Luther had the Bible translated into German. He rejected the church ... bishoprics became followers of Luther. The Protestant princes allied with one another to form the Schmalkaldic League in order to fight the efforts of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, to return the princes to Catholicism. The French king, Francis I, supported the Schmalkaldic League in their resistance against Charles. Although Charles won every battle he couldn't get rid of Protestantism in Germany. The Church's past history and Europe ...
37: The Persian Letters
... duties of charity and humanity Dellaportas 3 towards them, and in not violating the laws under which they live (101). Montesquieu believes God wants us to follow his laws and an established religion, such as Catholicism, is not necessary to do this. One easily can love thy neighbor without a set of rituals that have no degree of goodness (101) in themselves. Montesquieu tells a story in Letter 46 about a ... which was the precepts of God. Instead they were more concerned about rituals and domination over all. Also, Montesquieu, as well as the other philosophes, stressed the Dellaportas 5 importance of tolerance amongst the religions. Catholicism should not try to dominate the other religions instead they should live together harmoniously. Religious toleration was the area in which the Enlightenment had its greatest impact in Europe (O Brien et al 633). During ...
38: Cubans
... They may be living in poor areas, going to poorer schools, and at the same time being bombarded by advertising and an unbelievable array of consumer goods. Cuba is traditionally a Catholic country, but its Catholicism is much modified and influenced. A much stronger religious force is Santeria. Santeria developed out of the traditions of the Yoruba, one of the African peoples who were imported to Cuba during the 16th through ... 19th centuries to work on the sugar plantations. Santeria blends elements of Christianity and West African beliefs and as such made it possible for the slaves to retain their traditional beliefs while appearing to practice Catholicism. Santeria's believe in one God, but also in saints or spirits known as orishas. These orishas are believed to be able to intervene on one's behalf as Catholic saints can. Santeria's also ...
39: Comprehensive New Orleans
... the Creole, they rose the tricolor French flag and celebrated as they would have in France. The Americans disliked the Creole, they looked down upon them for several reasons, one of these being their devout Catholicism. A group often confused with the Creole were the Cajun. In reality, the difference between Creole and Cajun is not quite so simple. In the strict definition, a Creole would have been white or black ... Catholic. When the fur traders arrived in America, they were not considered very religious, almost regarded as faithless, but they had been raised in the Catholic faith. Once families began to form in the colony, Catholicism prevailed. The Germans quickly founded a church, upon their arrival, called Saint Mary s Assumption. The language used for services for services caused problems for the French and American members. Sermons were given in all ...
40: Voodoo
... was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carried to Haiti in a slave trade from Dahomey, which is currently called Benin. Once in Haiti, the slaves were forced to adopt Catholicism. Desiring to keep their native practices, the slaves continued to perform their rituals in private. They transposed Catholic saints onto the tribal deities, called loa, to please their owners. Instead of hindering the faith of ... religion. Because of this they included into their rituals statues of the saints, candles, and other Christian relics. It is combinations like this that form religions such as Santeria, a blend of Voodoo and Spanish Catholicism, that proves what a malleable religion it is. Voodoo has spread throughout the world into major communities on Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, Miami, and New York city. Vodoun has as many as 50 million ...

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