after Jesus? death, the Apostle Peter, along with the Apostle Paul, traveled to Rome to proselytize.[i]? Rome was the capital of the Empire, and as one of its? most populous areas, was an ideal location to spread the Word of God.? Peter was crucified on an inverted cross for his beliefs around 67 CE, during the first purge of Christians ordered by the Emperor Nero.[ii]? Peter was laid to rest outside the walls of the city.[iii]? Pope Anacletus (76-88) honored Peter by erecting a modest chapel over
Christian church has passed through many eras with lots of changes and reformations. These changes at different times make the church to be a dynamic agency within the society.[i] Blainey has attributed the changes, reformations, and growth in Christianity to the works, life and writings of some early Christian fathers.[ii] The works of these early church fathers were centered on the defense of Christian faith and traditions like the Trinity, Virgin birth, second coming and lots more. This paper
Christianity as a Unifying Influence in the History of Europe "Europe was a Christian creation, not only in essence but in minute detail" The above statement can perhaps best sum up the relationship between Christianity and Europe throughout the ages. Christianity has been the strongest single influence in the history of Europe. Regardless of the century, no discussion would be complete without reference being made, at least in small part, to the Church. It is true that in recent centuries
THAT THEY MAY BE ONE Ut Unum Sint Encyclical of Pope John Paul II promulgated on May 25, 1995 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I - THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S COMMITMENT TO ECUMENISM God's plan and communion The way of ecumenism: the way of the Church Renewal and conversion The fundamental importance of doctrine The primacy of prayer Ecumenical dialogue Local structures of dialogue Dialogue as an examination of conscience Dialogue as a means of resolving disagreements Practical cooperation CHAPTER
Background In the Western world, the schism within the Catholic Church has made its most significant impact due to rapid changes in social standards. Of greatest importance is the evolution of modern society and their response to the reverberated traditions of the Catholic Church as well as the evolving Protestant sects. In consequence of increases in technology and science, modern society has redefined its acceptable and moral behavioral standards within a social setting, whereas, the Catholic
therefore the fulfilment of these purposes was good, e.g. a good knife cuts well) and the religious tradition of the church by Aquinas. Natural law was to be a supplement of the laws given in the scriptures and draws much inspiration from the bible. Paul in Romans 1-3 argues that the moral law of God is evident from the nature of humans and the world, “Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible nature, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made.” (Romans 1:20) In Matthew
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