HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FROM THE. RENAISSANCE TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. PREFACE. The fifteenth century may be regarded as a . Is it possible to find healing within the Roman Catholic Church? This chapter offers a cautionary yes. The history and characteristics of Catholicism are. The History of the Catholic Church started with Jesus Christ and continues straight through to today. 2. The Catholic Church's teaching on the Eucharist being.
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By its own reading of history, Roman Catholicism originated with the very beginnings of Christianity. An essential component of the definition of any one of the other branches of Christendom, moreover, is its relation to Roman Catholicism: How did Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism come into schism?
Was the break between the Church of England and Rome inevitable? Conversely, such questions are essential to the definition of Roman Catholicism itself, even to a definition that adheres strictly to the official Roman Catholic view, according to which the Roman Catholic Church has maintained an unbroken continuity since the days of the Apostles, while all other denominations, from the ancient Copts to the latest storefront church, are deviations from it.
Like any intricate and ancient phenomenon, Roman Catholicism can be described and interpreted from a variety of perspectives and by several methodologies. Thus the Roman Catholic Church itself is a complex institution, for which the usual diagram of a pyramid, extending from the pope at the apex to the believers in the pew, is vastly oversimplified.
Within that institution, moreover, sacred congregations, archdioceses and dioceses, provinces, religious orders and societies, seminaries and colleges, parishes and confraternities, and countless other organizations all invite the social scientist to the consideration of power relations, leadership roles, social dynamics , and other sociological phenomena that they uniquely represent.
The distinction lies in their relations, the Father being unbegotten; the Son being eternal yet begotten of the Father; and the Holy Spirit 'proceeding' from Father and in Western theology from the Son.
This is thought by Trinitarian Christians to be the revelation regarding God's nature which Jesus Christ came to deliver to the world, and is the foundation of their belief system. God is viewed as a loving and caring God who is active both in the world and in people's lives, and desires humankind to love one another.
Jesus, having become fully human, suffered our pain and temptations , but did not sin. According to the New Testament , "God raised him from the dead,"  he ascended to heaven , is "seated at the right hand of the Father"  and will return again  to fulfil the rest of Messianic prophecy , including the resurrection of the dead , the Last Judgment and final establishment of the Kingdom of God.
Little of Jesus' childhood is recorded in the canonical gospels, although infancy gospels were popular in antiquity. In comparison, his adulthood, especially the week before his death, are well documented in the gospels contained within the New Testament.
The biblical accounts of Jesus' ministry include: his baptism , healings , teaching, and "going about doing good". According to such philosophy, women are 1Aquinas, Thomas. Accessed April 18, So by such a kind of subjection woman is naturally subject to man, because in man the discretion of reason predominates. When the Church did finally begin to make changes in its attitude toward women, the female gender slowly gained traction in moving toward equality in society.
However, this did not necessarily happen out of Papal desire for justice for women. Her true dignity has been disregarded; the foundation of her rights, that is her femininity and the intimate cooperation of the two sexes, has been undermined. Equality threatens the perceived natural order of patriarchy.
Therefore, Church leadership persists in defining femininity to fit within the hierarchical needs of Church structure - a structure which, by definition leads by male authority, with all decision making roles from priests to popes being men. Unlike other Christian denominations, there are no structures within the Catholic church that enable the influential participation of women in matters of pastoral election, sacramental ministry, liturgical development, or doctrinal review.
Accessed April 16, The implications, therefore, are vast.
This anthropomorphic assumption is especially problematic to women, as it influences church teachings on imago Dei and imago Christi - which profess that only men can image God and Christ. She warned the committee: The wrong interpretation of the generative process found in Thomistic body of doctrine is a slur on the value and dignity of half of mankind and a sore wound to their spiritual dignity.
There is question here not of an outdated opinion of a medieval philosopher and theologian, but of a doctrine still found in formal ecclesiastical pronouncements and which must still be considered the official teaching of the Church as long as it is not clearly repudiated by contrary formal pronouncements. In the face of this fact, it means nothing that contemporary Catholic theologians have made some effort to interpret woman in a different light.
Since the situation is circumscribed by the formal pronouncements mentioned, the Church alone can lay the foundation of a different concept of woman. It is the urgent duty of the Church to do so. Its task is to promote the 6Heinzelmann, Gertrud. Berlin: Lit, The hierarchical nature of the Church demands that authoritative doctrine be confirmed through formal ecclesiastic pronouncements.
That is not to say her insights were respectfully heeded. As it stands some 55 years later, women are still advocating for equality in a patriarchal church that continues to decline equal opportunity of vocation. Faced with an increasing outcry from women advocating for their own equality, Vatican Council II did make some side-stepping progress.
The clinching issue of complementarity lies in the division of masculinity and femininity, and how the Church employs those designations to maintain the separateness of function, and therefore hierarchical dependence of women on men. August 15, Accessed April 17, However women are said to be equal, the Church continues to exhibit Thomistic-level thinking in its assessment that women require male leadership to guide them, even as God guides man.
As Mary holds a unique place of honor as the Mother of God theotokos , so do women hold a place of honor as mothers in the human family. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, Kindle loc. In his own words, he declares Genesis to be the foundation of all Christian anthropological truths, deriving the following point: …man is the highpoint of the whole order of creation in the visible world; the human race, which takes its origin from the calling into existence of man and woman, crowns the whole work of creation; both man and woman are human beings to an equal degree, both are created in God's image.
Thus nearly all Catholic logic and teachings regarding human anthropology are derived from what the Pope himself recognized as myth. The results of this theology, however, are anything but innocuous. While men share these two options of self-giving in marriage or celibacy; men may pursue holy 17 John Paul II. The role of a priest is specially reserved for males who are uniquely able, by virtue of having the same gender as Jesus, to image Christ.