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how effectively did francis i deal with calvanism

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How efficiently did Francis deal with religious issues? During Francis' reign there were divisions in the Catholic Church and Christian religion. These divisions include the protestant movement, humanism and heresy. Francis wasn't as efficient as he could have been, but overall he did a rather decent job and achieved most of his aims, although there were some issues he wasn't to efficient in dealing with. In October 1534, notices appeared around Paris that were protesting against and denouncing the papal mass. Before this event, Francis was rather tolerant of the groups that had broken away from the Roman Catholic Church. Francis seen this as a plot against him, so he prosecuted followers of the protestant faith and there were protestant executions. This dealt with the Protestants rather well as it gave them fear as to what might happen if they were found out. Although it wasn't hard for them to hide it and keep it too themselves, so this didn't stop the problem at all. Francis introduced censorship into the printing of the Calvinist books. ...read more.

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Humanists believed in affirming the dignity and worth of all people, based on their ability to determine right and wrong. They reject the belief of anything supernatural helping/resolving human affairs. But do not reject the supernatural themselves, just that they choose to reject that the supernatural effect human affairs. Francis at first did have a problem with differentiating between humanism and heresy. Francis didn't really have much of a problem with humanism. They didn't cause much of a problem for him. Most humanists were scholars, and were well educated. This may be why their idea and opinions were well accepted upon the masses. Humanists thought that it is up to humans to find the truth. Not to follow the preaching's of popes, archbishops and other religious authorities. Humanists were mainly about cleaning up the Catholic Church from its corruption. And to follow the words of the bible, a lot of what the Roman Catholic Church was doing had nothing to do with anything that was in the bible. The humanists reject the idea of Calvinism, and because of this they attract a lot of hospitality from Protestants. ...read more.

Conclusion

He made a rule, where by all the people he assigned, and others, had to try and make him in control. By doing this he risked unpopularity, as this seemed to be quite a bias and sly move, but yet again, he gained control of the Catholic Church, one of his main aims. Overall Francis was rather successful, as successful as he possibly could have been, in some cases there wasn't much else that he could have done to p[prevent the heretics, and Calvinists supporting their own chosen faith, as it was a rather appealing religion to follow by. Exiling Calvin by force was probably the best move he could have done abut the issue, even if it didn't put a halt to it. When it comes to humanism, Francis gained more than he lost, with them as neutral associates he didn't have to worry about rebellions or anything similar to that. When gaining control of the Roman Catholic Church he was rather successful, but not as efficient as he could have been, as he assigned all the wrong people to positions of power. To end, Francis was efficient but not as efficient as he possibly could have been ...read more.

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