Catholic Church's Impact On Christianity

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Modernity has produced some numbers of huge values for human society. Its most remarkable achievement reflected in science, technology and medicine. However, its achievements went beyond these areas and entered the government, human rights, history research, and observation of cultures. It has destructive impact on Christianity and the Bible. “The nineteenth century marked a critical turning point in the history of Christianity as it sought to coexist with an increasingly ‘mordern’ secular and scientific world whose views challenged many of fundamental truths and practices of Christians.”
The first of these effects is that modernity turns us into doubt about the spiritual reality. The materialistic understanding of reality by modernity made …show more content…

From the second half of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century, many Popes before John XXIII continued and upheld the tradition of the Trento Convention and criticized the modern trend of thought and the secular social system. They stood on a conservative standpoint, viewed their era in a pessimistic manner, and denounced modern society as a "scourge". “When Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council in1962, in one dramatic gesture he sought to reverse the more than four centuries of church attempts to reject the emerging modern world.” As a result, the second Vatican Council’s meetings has made a new orientation to the Catholic Church, that is, from a multi-angle perspective on man's position in the changing times and the various difficulties that people face in the modern world. Finally, the second Vatican Council’s meetings has enabled the Catholic Church to fully intervene in the modern world in an open manner. This meeting provided the theoretical basis for the church to care for the worldly affairs.

Compare Roman Catholic church and Protestant. Catholic church still has the central church organization, so its theological thinking is relatively concentrated; Protestantism doesn’t have central organization, so its factions and ideas more diverse, the distribution is also more extensive. Protestant factions can be broadly divided into two broad categories: liberal (modernist) and conservative (fundamentalist, evangelical). The Catholic theology is generally located between Protestant Liberalism and

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