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...Vatican II Introduction Vatican II, or the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) was the 21st ecumenical council that Pope John XXIII convened and it belonged to the Roman Catholic Church while continuing under Paul VI. The council undertook the responsibility of addressing the relations between the modern world and the Roman Catholic Church. The council was conducted at in the Vatican in Saint Peters Basilica was second to be held of such nature. Through the Holy See, the Council opened in a formal way on 11 October 1962 under the preaching of Pope John XXIII and closed on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Paul VI in the year 1965 (Cheney, David, web. n.p.). The council was formed... ...
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...Vatican II In his article, The Style of Vatican II, John W. O’Malley gives his insights into the Second Vatican Council. O’Malley holds that the new invitational style of the Council is a positive step in contemporary times. John W. O’Malley: The Style of Vatican II. In his article, The Style of Vatican II, John W. O’Malley gives his insights into the Second Vatican Council and holds that it provides “the blueprint we need in our present crisis” (O’Malley, 2003). O’Malley sees the Council interpreted in three ways: (1) as an aberration, which is to be ignored; (2) as an agent of small changes (3) as a significant break with the past. O’Malley himself supports... John W. O’Malley: The Style of Vatican...
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Opus Dei and Vatican
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...Vatican... OPUS DEI AND ITS MOST RECENT ENEMY Parallelism between the Knights Templars and the Opus Dei was developed because of the attachment of both quasi-independent organizations to the Catholic Church. Both require a far higher degree of sacrifice from their members than just attending mass on Sunday. Such parallelism was featured is Dan Brown's fiction "Da Vinci Code". The Knights Templar or Order of the Temple are the most famous Western Christian military orders formed sometime in 1118 to ensure the safety of the many Christians who made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem after its conquest. The organization is officially endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church. It grew rapidly in membership and po...
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Vatican II Marriage and Family (Catholic Religion)
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...Vatican II: Marriage & Family In what is regarded as an important milestone in the history of the Church, the Second Vatican Council proclaimed the “Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World” on December 8, 1965. The proclamation incorporates updates in the Church’s outlook according to the “signs of the times” {the original vision of Pope John XXIII} in the process of its gospel mission (Hill et al.). Before the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic perception of marriage was linked to the reasons for its existence. The foremost reason was to give birth to offspring by the reproduction process, and educate those...
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The 2nd Vatican Council: The History
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...Vatican Council: The History The Vatican II was one of the great moments in the history of our Church. It marked a time when the Church took a look at where it was and where the world was - and sought to close the gap. The council wasn't a sudden event; years of changes in the world and years of study among Church leaders and theologians brought us all to this great moment. It was Pope John XXIII who was given the credit for initiating the Vatican Council and he brought the spirit of informed openness that so shaped the Vatican II. In which the main purpose of the council is 'to proclaim the truth, bring Christians closer...
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Oscar Romero and Post Vatican II Church
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...Vatican II Church Oscar Romero and Post Vatican II Church Introduction Catholic spiritual practice of living out a personal act of faith following the acceptance of faith has transformed over the years. Though Catholics are expected to pray together at a mass, various forms of spirituality and prayers have been developed over the centuries in an attempt of approaching God in prayer in living out the Gospel. Revolution has resounded through the church at all points, from the towers of Vatican to the benches of local communities. Modern transformation began after the closure of the second Vatican council, which saw the landmark introduction of documents which set out... Running Head: Oscar Romero and post...
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Issues and results of the second Vatican council
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...Vatican Council II Vatican Council II may be said to have laid the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church in thecontemporary world. Vatican II’s stand on various issues, such as inter-faith dialogue, the increased importance of the laity, birth control, and word peace have serious implications in the life of practicing Catholics. Vatican II increases the relevance of the Church in contemporary times and makes it easier for Catholics to relate to the Church. Vatican Council II. Vatican Council II may be said to have laid the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church in the contemporary world. It opened under Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI in 1965. It was a response... to...
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Vatican Council II and Catechism of the Catholic Church
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...Vatican Council II and Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 5 - Vatican Council II In 2-3paragraphs, show how Casel describes the situation of modern man with regard to his appreciation of mystery, and what effect this has had on the practice of religion? What does Casel mean when he says the mystery is three things and one? According to the Casel based on the modern man he interprets ritual celebrations of previous events, which is part of memorial services through appreciation of mystery. Casel suggests that, in this modern life, modern man does not see God mystery. This knowledge has been accounted for many years through sacred scripture and...
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The role of lay Catholics in the Church according to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council
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...Vatican Council? How do you see it developing in the future?Recent measures and initiatives within the Catholic church, particularly those designed in reenergizing Catholicism as a religion amidst modernity and secularization, were those concerning the increase in engagement and involvement of its lay members. This has been the fundamental issue addressed by the Second Vatican Council that took place from 1959 to 1965. The Council was able to draft and issue several documents, which would supposedly turn the tide for Catholicism during this contemporary age. These documents introduced and emphasized the concept... ?What is the role of lay Catholics in the Church according to the teaching of the Second...
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...Vatican in the 19th Century. Pope Pious IX was referred to as the prisoner of Vatican in 1870, following the capture of Rome by the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy (Kertzer, 2006). Pope... Religion and Theology 12th May, Assignment Questions: Final Exam Question The Council of Trent. The main reason why the Council of Trent called was to articulate, to define, and to clarify the teachings of the Catholic Church, which was actually under threat from protestant heretical teachings, and to put in place measures to curb widespread corruption in the church among the upper echelons of the church, i.e. the clergy (The Council of Trent, web). The objects of the Council of Trent were, to reform the Catholic ...
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Christology
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...Vatican Council on the Church’s Patristic heritage. THESIS STATEMENT This essay has been presented with an intention of analyzing the significance of Second Vatican Council on the Church’s patristic heritage. Accordingly, that reclaimed heritage has been understood with the description of the Keresztys Christology (Part III). In the last section of the essay, a detailed study has been conducted on the ways that Christology reflects on the Latin West’s medieval heritage. The political significance of Second Vatican Council had... Christology INTRODUCTION Christology is the specific study of all the matters related to Jesus Christ. If the word Christology is to be explained into details, Christ is...
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To what extent is the Catholic Church central to Rome's status as a contemporary World City
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...Vatican City, is the center of the Roman Catholic religion. It was pronounced a sovereign nation in 1929 as a result of Lateran Accords (Giorgi, 2008 p223). Earlier, before it was designated as a sovereign state, Vatican comprised of smaller Papal States. Vatican City exists as a walled-enclave in Rome, and it is the world’s smallest country. The Lateran Accord of 1929 pronounced Roman Catholicism the official religion of Italy (Davies & Nichols, 2006 p5). It is, therefore, obvious that most of the county’s development and success has been cultural. Roman Catholicism beliefs and architectures are deeply rooted in Rome’s landscape. Being... ? Impacts of Catholic Church on the Contemporary Rome Since the...
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ThE PAPACY: SAINTS AND SINNERS
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...Vatican council which had automatically been called off following the death of Pope John XXIII, who had originally convened the Second Vatican Council (Matthews, 2013). Also, throughout his papacy, Pope Paul VI had to grapple with the tension between the papacy and the episcopacy; the main tension was on the primacy of the papacy and the collegiality of the episcopate... Religion and Theology 24th April, Pope Paul VI (1963- 1978) This paper is a research paper on Pope Paul VI. The paper looks at the life of Paul VI and all the significant events in the life of Paul VI; the paper also looks at the works and the accomplishments of Pope Paul VI. Pope Paul VI was born on 26 September, 1897 as Giovanni Batt...
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Theology of the Church II
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...Vatican II (1940-1965) and post-Vatican II (1965-1989). Prior to Vatican II, the church was a hierarchical society with no democracy or charisma, and under the leadership of Peter’s successor or Pope. The Pope was Christ’s vicar and the ruler of the society (Dulles 440). The post Vatican II achievements highlighted by Dules include... Theology of the Church II A. Lesson 3: Discussion questions Discuss the historical perspective ofthe Dulles and McCormic article Dulles models of the church institution, mystical communion, herald, communion, and servant, as well as discipleship. In his article on “A half century of Ecclesiology,” Dulles defines the Catholic Church in the Neo-Scholasticism period prior to V...
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Final exam
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...Vatican The Italian government became obsessed by the papal rule of the Vatican city, and came up with a plan to take the city from the papal rul. This saw an organised ambush to take over the city in 1870, where Pope Pius IX had been stationed, and was later jailed in that city, something that earned him the name, ‘Prisoner of the Vatican.’ The process of capturing the city of Vatican was meant to end the temporal rule that had been put up by popes of the Catholic Church... . The capturing if the Vatican meant that Rome was reserved to become the Capital of Italy, with a reduced influence of the Catholic Church in the Vatican and Italy as a whole. Major...
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Foundation of Theology
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...Vatican 11 council documents and explains how the fathers of the Vatican 11 Council made use of the foundations of Catholic Theology in these four documents. The four selected documents deal with different and particular aspects of the life of the Catholic Church. The selected documents are: Lumen Gentium, , Sacrosantum Concilium, Gaudium et Spes, and Orientalium Eccclesiarum. Foundation of Catholic Theology Catholic Theology is based on the Sacred Scriptures, the Sacred Traditions, and the teachings of the Magisterium (Nichol, 2001). All the official teachings of the Church and the official... ? Foundation of Catholic Theology By, Henry Nabea This paper analysis four of the sixteen documents of Vatican...
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Part 1 of the document Gaudium et Spes
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...Vatican Council. Marbacher argues that the document is a call to dialogue all several levels. Laurent Marbacher: Gaudiun et Spes: An Invitation to Dialogue With The World. In his article, Gaudiun et Spes: An Invitation to Dialogue With The World, Laurent Marbacher comments on Gaudiun et Spes, promulgated by Pope Paul VI at the end of the Second Vatican Council in December 1965. Marbacher elucidates that Gaudiun et Spes focuses on “the necessity of dialogue between... Laurent Marbacher: Gaudiun et Spes: An Invitation to Dialogue With The World. In his article, Gaudium et Spes: An Invitation to Dialogue With The World, Laurent Marbacher gives his insights into this pastoral constitution of the Second...
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Russia Italy Germany
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...Vatican City. The pacts empowered the Vatican City by installing more powers into it which allowed it to transact around it neighbors. It is one of the smallest internationally recognized state. The formation of these states was as a step of creating a defensive mechanism for their specific three nations. It was also a deliberate plan invented to prevent a reoccurrence of a similar war activity although it failed. The failure was caused by the humiliation of Germany and other countries which led to initiation of the World War II.... Russia, Italy and Germany Germany had already lost the war after the World War I. This led to its disarmament and most of its territories were under cession. It was under...
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Cultural film analysis
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...Vatican Archives used during Papal investiture ceremonies to ensure that potential pontiffs are male (Guardian 1). Today, the Holy See is beset by another feminist issue related to a large group of U.S. nuns—the Leadership Conference of Women Religious or LCWR —rejecting Vatican charges of radical feminism on their organization. From a two-year Vatican study, the LCWR has serious doctrinal problems along issues of an all-male... ?Cultural Film Analysis: Pope Joan The European culture of the 9th century is not well known, except for the fact that Charlemagne’s death in 814 A.D. had caused the division of the Frankish Empire. The cultural film Pope Joan relates to this era, focused on the legendary story...
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Last Judgement by Michelangelo- Issues around the artwork that make it controversial and interesting
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...Vatican. The “Council of Trent” issued notices blaming Michelangelo for public nudity and disgrace to sacred figures; especially in such sacred place and that this art form should be destroyed or hidden. The pope’s Master of ceremonies, Biagio da Cesena termed it as a piece that should be depicted in taverns and public bathrooms, such was the criticism found in the ranks of the Vatican. Michelangelo painted “Cesena” as a nude figure depicting his illogical thoughts by donkey ears and a snake wrapped nude body... TLJ < Last Judgment - Issues around the Artwork that Make it Controversial and Interesting> and Section # of Last Judgment - Issues around the Artwork that Make it Controversial and Interesting ...
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Significant works of art
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...Vatican City by Mademo and Hôtel de Soubise in Paris by Germain Boffrand). These pieces of artworks represent baroque and rococo pieces of artwork respectively. This discussion will cover the ideas behind the two pieces of art, intention, style, and philosophy of the artists’ world view. Origin and Theme... due: Comparing and Contrasting Two Architectural Styles The period after the Post-Renaissance era was characterized by mushrooming artistic pieces of work depicting not only creative artists, but also elegant and beautiful places each depicting its outstanding characteristics. This paper will critically compare and contrast two historical architectural styles (The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in...
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Three periods of the history of the Church
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...Vatican II Council (1962 up to now). To begin with, let us look at the traditions and the way of life of the early church. The early church period that we are looking at is the period from 70 A.D, when the church was begun, up to 325 A.D when the first council of Nicaea was held. During this period of time, the tradition of the Catholic Church can be explained as follows (History of the Early Church, web.). In terms of their doctrine and their faith, the Christians of the early church believed that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, sent by God to the world for the redemption of humanity... Religion and Theology 20th Nov. Assignment for Research Paper A critical look at the development of the history and ...
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Last Judgement by Michelangelo- Issues around the artwork that make it controversial and interesting
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...Vatican. The “Council of Trent” issued notices blaming Michelangelo for public nudity and disgrace to sacred figures; especially in such sacred place and that this art form should be destroyed or hidden. The pope’s Master of ceremonies, Biagio da Cesena termed it as a piece that should be depicted in taverns and public bathrooms, such was the criticism found in the ranks of the Vatican. Michelangelo painted “Cesena” as a nude figure depicting his illogical thoughts by donkey ears and a snake wrapped nude body as revenge... ?TLJ < Last Judgment - Issues around the Artwork that Make it Controversial and Interesting> and Section # of Name> Last Judgment - Issues around the Artwork that Make it...
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John Paul II
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...Vatican Council (1962) and in documents like the LUMEN GENTIUM (1964)[1]. In the broadest terms, it can be said that the Second Vatican Council or Vatican II was the Catholic Church's attempt to adapt and assimilate some of modernity or modernism. For instance, one of the changes or transformations that most Catholics are likely aware of, is that Mass is no longer required to be in Latin. The significance of this historically is rather rich. The very Reformation which split the Catholic Church in the Sixteen... ? Pope John Paul II was very much a person of reform. The following will look at one area of his progressive ideas which is known as the 'new evangelization' (NE). It will be argued in the...
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Response Paper
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...Vatican as heart attack, he allegedly... ? Going Against the Grain: Taking Risks Going Against the Grain: Taking Risks Summary One controversial literary work in the form of a book was written by David Yallop entitled “In God’s Name: An Investigation Into the Murder of Pope John Paul I” and thereby falls into the category of writers taking risks. In the book, Yallop aimed to disclose results of supposed extensive investigation on the actual cause of death of Albino Luciani, better known to the world as Pope John Paul I, who reigned as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church, reportedly for only 33 days (Yallop, 2007). According to Yallop, although the official cause of sudden death was disclosed by the...
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What does all this religious turmoil tell us about the Chinese government
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...Vatican and the People’s Republic of China have always been tense, and since the 1950s they have enjoyed no formal relations. It seems that the government is still wary of the loyalty of Catholics to an authority outside of China – the Vatican, and its head, the Pope, whom they regard as God’s representative on Earth. This tensions between the Catholic Church and the Chinese government became obvious when, in July 2007, Pope Benedict XVI wrote an open letter to the Chinese government urging it to respect the religious freedoms of its citizens. The Chinese... ?What does all this religious turmoil tell us about the Chinese government? The constitution of the People’s Republic of China s that Chinese...
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Correspond the model of the Catholic Church as servant with the Pastoral Constitutions of the Catholic Church (namely Pastoral Constitution on the Church in t
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...Vatican II. Furthermore, it gives us bases to reflect on what the future holds for the Church. Church... THE CHURCH AS SERVANT IN THE NEW MILLENIUM Church as Servant Introduction. In his 1974 book Avery Dulles, S.J. presented five models of the Catholic Church - the Church as Institution, as Mystical Communication, as Sacrament, as Herald, and as Servant. To Father Dulles, the five models represent the principal images of the Church, images that are rooted in reality, reflect reality and illustrate the reality of the Church to the people. For instance, Dulles describes the Institutional Church as "a structured community...(with) a pastoral office equipped with authority to preside over the worship of...
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Sexual Abuse
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...Vatican Church strives to handle sexual abuse cases Sexual abuse is a serious issue that needs to be addressed and propagated consistently as societyprogresses to 21st century. Child sexual abuse is an indecent act that involves sexual exploitation of innocent kids and can be categorized into many behaviors. Sexual abuse can range from forcing an intercourse to inappropriate touching that also leads to violence at times. Sexual abuse is detriment to a child’s emotional, sociological, and physical health. Incest is the most common sexual abuse that are reported. Incest usually arises between a father and his daughter. There are many signs that can point towards a child...
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Cultural film analysis
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...Vatican Archives used during Papal investiture ceremonies to ensure that potential pontiffs are male (Guardian 1). Today, the Holy See is beset by another feminist issue related to a large group of U.S. nuns—the Leadership Conference of Women Religious or LCWR —rejecting Vatican charges of radical feminism on their organization. From a two-year... Cultural Film Analysis: Pope Joan The European culture of the 9th century is not well known, except for the fact that Charlemagne’s death in 814 A.D. had caused the division of the Frankish Empire. The cultural film Pope Joan relates to this era, focused on the legendary story of a woman ascending the throne of Peter to become a Pope of the universal...
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Religion
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...Vatican: Second Vatican Council, 1965. Print Portier, William L. Tradition and Incarnation: Foundations of Christian Theology. New York: Paulist Press, 1994. Print. Prothero, Stephen R. God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World & Why Their Differences Matter. Collingwood, Vic: Black Inc, 2011. Print.... Revelation What is unique and different about Christian revelation is that it is Christ-centered. For Christians, God’s self-revelation comes through Christ. This makes it different from other forms of revelations that involve God revealing himself directly to individuals such as prophets. Jesus’ disciples, therefore, experienced and knew God through experiencing and knowing Christ. ...
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Legal Case Study
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...Vatican officials to publicly discuss ongoing legal matters (Vinci, 2005). Yet a Vatican official declared that “the end of life is a question only in the hands of God. This is our belief. It is not something that must be in the hands of politicians or in the hands of physicians... but in the hands of God only.” It is clear that the question of life and death is deeply rooted in the society. Generally, death in any manner is a sad thing for the kith... Ethical Principles violated in Terri Schiavo’s Case According to the Pope, “the administration of water and food, even when provided by artificial means, always represents a natural way of preserving life... not a medical procedure.” It is rare for...
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Unit 6 Assignment
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...Vatican, is certainly one of the most treasured works of art for generations, and also one of the masterpieces that are most celebrated in the world. It marks the last stop of the Vatican Museum tour, and it is the moment that is most ardently waited for the great number of tourists to visit it annually to admire it. When taking the virtual tour in the Sistine Chapel, the magic envelops you completely since literally all that is contained in this place is rich and priceless in history, ranging from the pavement to the ceiling that Michelangelo frescoes amazingly (Sayre, 2013). When looking at the Chapel from outside, you get... The Sistine Chapel The Sistine Chapel The Sistine Chapel, located in...
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Romero
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...Vatican promotes conservation Romero to the position of the Archbishop. In the beginning, Romero conforms to their vision of Church as he preaches ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’ (Duigan). However, after seeing militants thwart voters, open fire on crowds, torment insurgents, murder a dedicated... number 5 November Romero Introduction Archbishop Oscar Romero explicitly censured the persecution of Church in Salvador. The archdiocesan radio, religious and educational institutes were under attack and regularly bombed. In only a span of three years, over fifty priests had been intimidated, slandered, exiled and six even embraced martyrdom in the name of faith. The country was amid a civil war during the...
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What does all this religious turmoil tell us about the Chinese government
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...Vatican and the People’s Republic of China have always been tense, and since the 1950s they have enjoyed no formal relations. It seems that the government is still wary of the loyalty of Catholics to an authority outside of China – the Vatican, and its head, the Pope, whom they regard as God’s representative on Earth. This tensions between the Catholic Church and the Chinese government became obvious when, in July 2007, Pope Benedict XVI wrote an open letter to the Chinese government urging it to respect the religious freedoms of its citizens... What does all this religious turmoil tell us about the Chinese government? The constitution of the People’s Republic of China s that Chinese citizens ‘enjoy...
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Descriptive Essay
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...Vatican Museum What is particularly interesting about going to a place that one has dreamed of for a very long time is the fact that in one’s mind, it is almost always the visual impressions that a person dreams about and seeks to imagine. However, when I recall the summer trip I took to the Vatican museum in Rome, the visual impressions are some of the final thoughts that I am left with. Interestingly, it is the other senses that retain such a high level of information related to the trip. It is an odd reality when one stops to think about it, one of the primary reasons one goes to a museum is to “see”; yet, expectation and reality are all too often two...
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...Vatican City is the world smallest state. It is found in Rome, Italy. Vatican City covers an area of 0.44 kilometers square. With a population of 900 people. It is bordered entirely by Italy. Monaco is the second smallest state in the world. It is found in French Riviera on the Mediterranean, has an estimated population of 36,037 people and covers 1.96 kilometer square (Simon, 2014... Country size South Korea is found in East Asia in the south of Korean peninsula. South Korea covers anarea of 38, 023 square miles (98,500 kilometers), with 148 miles coast line. South Korea has an estimated population of 51,170,969 people. South Korea is bordered by North Korea virtually in all directions to the north, Sea ...
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St. Peters Basilica in Rome
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...Vatican City) in Rome is the largest and most famous church in the world. It is a magnificent Renaissance structure that replaced an earlier building begun by the Emperor Constantine and completed after his death. In 1506 Pope Julius II decided to rebuild the basilica. Donato Bramante was the first of the church's many architects, among whom was Michelangelo. Yes, it is mammoth-the largest church in the world. (Nick,1972) "Rising 435 feet above the basilica floor... St. Peter's Basilica, Rome I. Introduction LIKE other cities with millenniums of history, Rome has had many faces, and as centuries have rolled by, these have left their imprint. Basilica di San Pedro in Vaticano ( St. Peter's Basilica in Vati...
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Architect History Assignment 2
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...Vatican City) in Rome is the largest and most famous church in the world. It is a magnificent Renaissance structure that replaced an earlier building begun by the Emperor Constantine and completed after his death. In 1506 Pope Julius II decided to rebuild the basilica. Donato Bramante was the first of the church’s many architects, among whom was Michelangelo. Yes, it is mammoth—the largest church in the world. (Nick,1972) “Rising 435 feet above the basilica floor... St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome I. Introduction LIKE other cities with millenniums of history, Rome has had many faces, and as centuries have rolled by, these have left their imprint. Basilica di San Pedro in Vaticano ( St. Peter’s Basilica in Vati...
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News Analysis
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...Vatican Cardinal and Christians all around... ?RUNNING HEAD: News Analysis News Analysis ID Teacher’s Dis and narrative analysis are the fundamental techniques of critically analyzing the story presented in television and print media. In a literal sense, discourse can be explained as the usage of language for the purpose of delivering meanings during the discussion. Discourse itself is affected by the social context in which it is used and also by the source and the conditions in which it is delivered. Discourse analysis helps in understanding how language provides meaning to a certain discussion or debate. With the help of this conception, several themes emerge during discourse analysis. For the purpose ...
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Renaissance Popes: Creation of New Rome
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...Vatican, the churches, the tombs, the squares and the great palaces and gardens that today make Rome one of the most beautiful cities in the world” (4). Through this developments, “Rome had became the venue where appointments to ecclesiastical offices were made, legal... Renaissance Popes: Creation of New Rome Calamitous events before the 14th century such as political disorders, economic recessions, and the Black Death resulted to an age of restoration in Italy and other European nations (Berdin 1). According to Marilyn Chase, the circumstances paved the way for a rebirth of classical antiquity in Italy between 1350 and 1550; recapturing the ideals and beliefs of Rome and Greece in art, politics,...
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Writer's Choice
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...Vatican promotes conservation Romero to the position of the Archbishop. In the beginning, Romero conforms to their vision of Church as he preaches ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’ (Duigan). However, after seeing militants thwart voters, open fire on crowds, torment insurgents, murder a dedicated... number 5 November Romero Introduction Archbishop Oscar Romero explicitly censured the persecution of Church in Salvador. The archdiocesan radio, religious and educational institutes were under attack and regularly bombed. In only a span of three years, over fifty priests had been intimidated, slandered, exiled and six even embraced martyrdom in the name of faith. The country was amid a civil war during the...
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Michelangelo's "Last Judgment"
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...Vatican City. Unlike the earlier works of the master The Last Judgment doesn’t anthemise the powerful energy of God’s creation but describes the huge crash of the entire world as retaliation for all the sins done by humans. In the fresco Michelangelo breaks with centuries of iconographic tradition and describes not the moment when the last judgment is being made and saints and sinners are being separated from each other, but the very beginning of the Judgment. Dreadful Jesus holds his hand up retributively, therefore the saints, angels, and disciples around... The Last Judgment The Last Judgment is the greatest work of art of the famous Michelangelo, painted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in...
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Homosexuality: Unnaturally Moral
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...Vatican Declaration on Sexual ethics). In questioning the morality of homosexuality, the argument at its core boils down to the concept of natural law. Natural law is not church law, or a set of rules created by men and society, but those laws instilled in us at birth, taught to us by nature and thereby timeless and universal. Laws we did not have to study to understand. It is the laws woven within us that we are bound to; the laws all... ?Unnaturally Moral? “In the depths of his conscience, man detects a law which he does not impose on himself, but which holds him to obedience. For a man has in his heart a law written by God. To obey it is the very dignity of man; according to it he will be judged.”...
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Walden & Thoreau
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...Vatican of course with their heinous motivation to integrate the state and the church as envisaged in their Catholicism dogma and reincarnate the dark ages murderous global monarchy, this time with its headquarter relocated from Europe to capitol hill in Washington DC. In addition, the Vatican incremental institution of a one world government is also motivated by their quest to reinstitute Catholicism as the unitary global religion subsequently banning and tyrannically annihilating any form of Protestantism. The Vatican thus holds the trigger that shot President Abraham Lincoln to clear his obstacle from their incremental ascension to the...
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IMAGE RESEARCH (THE HISTORY OF WESTERN ART)
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...Vatican Museum (Vatican), British Museum (London, England) and the Istanbul Metropolitan Museum (Istanbul, Turkey). These Museums have various collections of images of Basilicas. Work cited Adams, Laurie. A History of Western Art. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996. Print... History of Western Art The above image is a representation of the Roman Emperor who was known as Titus Flavius Vespasiamas. In salient ways, it bears similarity to the image which is a representation of Caracalla of third century A.D. (Adams 145). Both images are sculpted from marble as this was a popular material among artists in the Roman Empire. Both of them have used various shades and colors of marble that are symbolic of the...
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Answer the question
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...Vatican The painting represents idealistic thinking and the search for certainty with about 60 Greek philosophers who are discussing mathematicalquestions and other complex theories. In this particular composition performed by Raphael, there are detailed statues and paintings on the walls with contour lines that have domes and other line figures. The composition of Raphael’s paintings demonsrated his outstanding and brilliant ability to make out different themes and still appear logical (Rapelli 107). Combining and arranging different personalities like actors who represented philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato produced perfect harmony to his paintings, which was an important aspect... Vatican The...
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Sacrament of marriage
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...Vatican Council and Pope Paul VI. The culmination was the unfolding of the writings on the insights of Pope John Paul II. The church drifted from the juridical presentation of marriage to adopt church pronouncements that personalized the duties and rights of marriage, to present it as a presentation for availing conjugal love between the spouses3. The Vatican and Cannon Law explains the definition of marriage as an intimate, exclusive, indissoluble communion of love and life shared by man and woman as a fulfillment to the design established by the Creator of their own good and procreation. This covenant... Sacrament of Marriage Introduction At the time in the history of man when men and women concerned...
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Book: Art through the Ages 3rd Edition
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...Vatican City. The painting is placed in a leaning position from where it attracts attention of individuals that make entry into the room. In its leaning position, The Parnassus, is visible from a distance, an aspect that indeed makes it magnificent. The Parnassus portrays an image in which a group of individuals congregate together; however, it is evident that each of the persons seems to be involved in different activities without any common goal or activity. There is a raised ground in which some people are standing while others are sited, with a door-like picture below the raised ground... Art through the Ages 3rd Edition The Parnassus Art is indeed comprises a range of human activities thatplay a...
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Latin america religious news
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...Vatican holds symbolic and moral value if not any political value. Cuba is also an interesting case, for the dominant Communist ideology embraced... ?Latin America: Religious News Religion plays a major part in the political affairs of several Latin American countries. Christianity (of various denominations) has strong roots in the region, going back to the time of early colonial settlers. Religion in the region has been in the news recently, with the impending visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Mexico and Cuba. Newspapers and blogs are paying much attention to this event due to the significance it holds for the entire region. In Mexico, the major chronic issue is illegal drug trading, and the message from...
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How might Archbishop Romero analyze (comment on) the following passage from Gaudium et Spes
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...Vatican Council in 1965 proclaims a similar view of the Church. In this document, the laity are urged to learn what their faith demands from them in the course of their secular duties. They are told that the role of the clergy in this respect is that of a teacher. The clergy will advise them on what God may want them to do, however they should cultivate their own conscience and religious sensibility... Archbishop Romero and the ‘Gaudium et Spes’ Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador was a Catholic cleric profoundly concerned about human rights and the alleviation of human misery. In his vision of the Catholic faith, the clergy had an obligation to speak out against the oppression and misery suffered...
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