Religion During The Early Modern Period

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Religion was so central to political and military conflict in the early modern period because religion encompassed the era due to the strongly religious cultural society. The centre of conflict deriving from the Catholic and Protestant divide, which caused conflict within politics and the military, because the opposing sides fought over religious territory and popularity. The centre of the conflict within these sectors of religion was The Reformation and the wars which followed, which created a struggle for power as different religions gained new support and thus power, and others experienced reduced power as a result. The resulting political and military turmoil created the growth of secularism, which attempted to stabilize politics and the military by increasing control. Therefore religion was so central to political and military conflict in the early modern period because the period was so strongly religious that it had more of an impact on political and military conflict than any other factor, because it was held in a higher regard than politics and the military sustained individually.

Religion in the early modern period was the source of people’s identity because people were strongly religious due to religious values encompassing the way that society functioned due to the strongly religious culture, a strong contrast with today. “Popular religious practices and beliefs were actually derived from liturgical paradigms of an incredibly vivacious late medieval Catholic…
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