How was the English Reformation different from the German Reformation? In my view, the English Reformation can be interpreted as a marital reformation so, with that being said, the German Reformation was not in any way a marital reformation. Poor king Henry VIII of England was married to his brother’s widow, Catherine of Aragon, … More The Marital Reformation of England
Christendom was the “kingdom of Christ”. It was a society of Christians everywhere. The Christian people could leave their home country and move to another country without nationality being an issue. The Church laws and penalties were enforced everywhere as well. Christendom held strong for a while but eventually gave way.
The Church had numerous problems during the 10th and 11th centuries. First of all, there was lay control, when lords or kings appointed bishops, abbots, and even popes even if they weren’t the right religious material. The church was ruled by these emperors and lords! But Pope Leo the 9th began the moderate reform as … More Tenth and Eleventh Century Church Conflicts