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September 23, 2008 at 12:03 am #1274bulldog106Participant
All of these Protestant leaders should be grouped together except:Henry VIIIMartin LutherJohn CalvinJohn KnoxHuldrych ZwingliSeptember 23, 2008 at 12:21 am #13201skiguyModerator
Henry VIIIThe others were trying to reform the basic tenets of belief, Henry just reformed the church for his own personal reasons.September 23, 2008 at 12:31 am #13202DonaldBakerParticipant
Ditto.September 23, 2008 at 12:37 am #13203WallyParticipant
… same again.September 23, 2008 at 2:26 am #13204PhidippidesKeymaster
Henry VIIIThe others were trying to reform the basic tenets of belief, Henry just reformed the church for his own personal reasons.
One could also say that the type of Protestantism of Henry VIII's Anglican Church was different from the other mainline Protestant denominations. FWIW, Wikipedia mentions "By the mid 17th century the Church of England ...came to be seen as comprising a distinct Christian tradition with theologies, structures and forms of worship representing a middle ground, or via media, between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism." So Henry VIII's break from Rome was different from the break of Luther & friends.September 23, 2008 at 8:38 am #13205scout1067Participant
Gotta go with Henry VIII. There is not a lot of difference between the rights and beliefs of Anglicans and Roman Catholics. The main difference is about the primacy of the Pontiff in liturgical matters. Plus Henry VIII only broke from the church so he could get divorced, he had no pressing belief that the church was wrong only practical political necessity.September 23, 2008 at 11:50 am #13206skiguyModerator
I think his desire for a divorce was a start, but not the end all. Henry VIII also wanted the money from the monasteries, see Dissolution of the Monasteries, for defense purposes.Some differences between Catholics, Anglicans, and Protestants: Catholics had the pope as supreme authority, Protestants had no single authority other than scripture, and Henry VIII made himself head of the Church of England.September 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm #13207scout1067Participant
I think his desire for a divorce was a start, but not the end all. Henry VIII also wanted the money from the monasteries, see Dissolution of the Monasteries, for defense purposes.
As I said, Henry VIII's split from the church was done more for political and practical reasons than any great schism or difference in religious belief or practice. That is one reason the basic institutions of the Anglican church are so similar to catholicism'sSeptember 23, 2008 at 10:10 pm #13208bulldog106Participant
Henry VIII is the correct answer. Seems like this was an easy one for you guys. 🙂September 23, 2008 at 11:25 pm #13209DonaldBakerParticipant
Henry VIII is the correct answer. Seems like this was an easy one for you guys. 🙂
Most of us have been around the block once or twice. 🙂