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THE DECLINE OF EUROPEAN CHIRSTIANTY

A Paper

Presented to

Professor Joshua Earls of

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

In Partial Fulfillment

Of the Requirements for

Christian Church History

CHHI 302

By

Tracy Barber

November 8, 2012

INTRODUCTION

In this paper I will focus on the reasons why European Christianity (both Protestant and Catholic) has declined. In order to do this we will study a couple of factors. First, the major factors that aided in shift of the decline. What effect did the “Thirty Year War’ have on the overall decline of European Christianity. What effect did “The Thirty Year War” have concerning religious commitment and civil and political concerning life? Then I will focus on other factors that brought Europeans Christianity to the point that it came to in the past, and look at other factors as well. Finally, I will paint a clear picture as to the effect of all the concerns that I have taken place (years of war), and look to see the positive and the negative effect all the different changes has brought.

Wars of Religion

These wars set the stage regarding the progress and the decline regarding Christianity, one would think that this form of action (War) would somehow aid in the advancement of Christianity (this not the case). Then religious values were regarded as of primary concern. The great thinkers on political and economic subjects usually based their ideas on religious principles. The major wars were Wars of Religion.[1] As we read from the above statement, the religious values are a major concern, even to the point that war would breakout. So it is of these values that war wages forth, but the wars that should have aided in bringing the thought of religious ideas, has brought about “The war of Religion”. It was thought that through these wars…...

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