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Revolution_Guizot.pdf) Alternative Source Analysis (at least 250 words): Focusing in the role of the Church for both England and Spain, we can see that the church was in a high hierarchy (if not in the top) for those Nations, which had their own conflicts: “The religious persecution that drove settlers from Europe to the British North American colonies sprang from the conviction, held by Protestants and Catholics alike, that uniformity of religion must exist in any given society. This conviction rested on the belief that there was one true religion and that it was the duty of the civil authorities to impose it, forcibly if necessary, in the interest of saving the souls of all citizens. Nonconformists could expect no mercy and might be executed as heretics. The dominance of the concept, denounced by Roger Williams as ‘enforced uniformity of religion,’ meant majority religious groups who controlled political power punished dissenters in their midst. In some areas Catholics persecuted Protestants, in others Protestants persecuted Catholics, and in still others Catholics and Protestants persecuted wayward coreligionists.” “It was in the name of Faith, and of religious liberty, that, in the 16th century, commenced the movement which, from that epoch, suspended at times, but ever renewed, has been agitating and exciting the world. […] It has been said that Protestantism was, at bottom, a political, rather than a religious revolution: an insurrection, in the name of worldly interests, against the established Church, rather than the bounding impulse of a faith, in the name of the eternal interests of man. […]It was, in the 17th century, the fortune
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  • Fall '19
  • Christianity, Protestant Reformation, religious persecution

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