Religious Controversy During the Time of Karl Marx Essay

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Religious Controversy During the Time of Karl Marx Religion in Europe before and during 1848, the year the Communist Manifesto was written, was full of trials and tribulations. This is not a new thing for religion, ever since the creation of religion there has been problems. Religion is the one uncertainty that has caused disputes even wars in the past and in the present. Religion is discussed briefly in the Communist Manifesto. However, There is enough content about religion to see Karl Marx’s views on the matter but he does not go into depth on those views. Religion around the time of the Communist Manifesto was very unstable; two events prior to this time that contributed to this instability are the Separation of Christianity…show more content…
Roman Catholics saw the emperor as the ruler of the Eastern Orthodox religion. They believed that even emperors should be below spiritual authority. What the Eastern Orthodox saw when the looked at the head of the Roman Catholic Church was a bishop who was trying to dominate all other Christian leaders. The Eastern Orthodox believed that every bishop has been granted equal power from God and should rule together, not one bishop ruling over the rest. [3] These are two of the differences that led to the separation of the two religions. The word Reformation has become notorious with Western European Christianity; the two go hand in hand. The reformations to the Christian religion can be divided up into two categories, the Protestant reformations and the Christian reformation. There are three Protestant reformations, The Lutheran reformation, the Reformed Church reformation, and the Radical reformation. [4] All three were in response to problems in the practices of the Christian Church. Some of the main problems in include, poor morals of clergy, lack of pastors residing in their parish residence, and a Pope who was often pre occupied with worldly affairs. [5] The protestant reformers wanted to get rid of these problems and return to the golden days of Christianity. So reformers such as Martin Luther decided to stop waiting for the church to make a change and take thing into their own hands. The Christian reformation was a response to all three of the
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