The Protestant Reformation was a major 16th century European movement aimed initially at reforming the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Its…
This faceless doll might be creepy to most but to the Amish it is how all their children’s toys look. While kids do not enjoy barn building or potlucks so much they must have something to ease the boredom, so toys are permitted. There is a reason for them not having faces; it is to show that a good person should be valued for who they are, not how they look.
The Amish community is not a blood in blood out situation, those who choose the faith make it official when they are considered old enough to make the choice. Between the ages of 16 and 24 is when they make the choice and at that point they are baptized. The Amish specifically refer to their baptism as “believers baptism.”
Jakob Ammann who first preached for their way of life, which still holds up today. He must have been a charismatic guy. Ammann created their culture though he started as just a regular Christian. He was originally from Switzerland and was a firm believer. The name Amish of course comes from his last name and ended up being a term for the philosophy he practiced.
Richard Westwood Brookes, historical documents expert for nearby Shropshire auctioneers Mullocks, said: 'If the deeds are over 230 years old and the room dates back to the 1700's, there's a chance it could have been used as a Catholic hideaway or for other nonconformist religious groups. 'There's a possibility a room like that could be used as a clandestine Catholic church as you couldn't be a Catholic during that time - you would be persecuted and executed.
The Dutch got the rawest part of the deal. Being of the farthest north of Spain’s European holdings meant that obtaining even a minor bureaucratic decision could require weeks or months of waiting while horsemen or ships traveled the 2,200-mile round trip from Amsterdam to Seville. That was bad enough. Then came the Spanish Inquisition
Stephen Bocskai (1 January 1557 – 29 December 1606) was a Hungarian Calvinist nobleman, and Prince of Transylvania (1605–06), who was an eager advocate of the Hungarian interests and became the leader of a revolt against the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor's effort to impose Roman Catholicism on the Kingdom of Hungary, when it was partitioned between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy. He established an alliance with the alliance with the Ottoman Empire
PRIEST HOLE: If you were a Catholic priest back when Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne, the thing you were praying for most was your own hide. Of course, hiding was exactly what many priests were doing—stowing away in secret chambers called “priest holes” that prominent Catholics built into their manors. This is a clever priest hole at Harvington Hall. Two of these steps have a hinge that enables them to be lifted. When opened, a secret hiding spot.
The majority of Scots were hostile to the proposals, while aspects of the initial agreement alienated powerful interest groups in Scottish society. The Kirk obtained a major concession in the form of separate legislation, An Act for securing the Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Government, which was designed to secure its status in Scotland after the union took affect.
June 25, Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, 1530 On this day in 1530 the German and Latin editions of the Augsburg Confession were presented to the Emperor Charles of the Holy Roman Empire. The Augsburg Confession was written by Philipp Melanchthon and endorsed by Martin Luther, and consists of a brief summary of points in which the reformers saw their teaching as either agreeing with or differing from that of the Roman Catholic Church of the time.