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al events, Roman Catholics preserved many of the ancient paintings from the ancient history of Christianity and renovated them through the medieval periods till the modern era of architecture and art. Majority of the paintings found from the history of civilization process of Europe during the Renaissance period show an indisputable integration of religion and art that passed through Christianity and Jewish art and culture. This paper will make an appreciation of the Sistine Chapel at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City as a monumental evidence of the relationship between art and religions in the medieval Europe.
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most reverent and oldest religious monumental buildings owned by the Christian community. The present day’s appearance of the chapel has travelled a long way of multiple transformation processes during the regimes of various Popes ever since its creation. The Sistine Chapel carries the glory of being a unique construction by the historical integration of Christian ideologies with the Jewish artistic skills. Located at the Papal Palace, the primary function of the Sistine Chapel is to be the venue of the Papal Conclave which conducts the elections for the pope. This monumental construction also functions as the center for Papal Chapel, the organized body of clerics and priests of the pope’s palace.
This chapel works as the stage for conducting the collective masses in the palace to celebrate the reverence of the pope on distinguished occasions. The chapel has a historical tradition of observing the Sunday mass under the priesthood of the pope. However, these masses are limited to the service of the elite group of Vatican City and to the invitees from special classes of Rome. In other words, these masses are exclusively open to the special guests and are not open to the common public. Moreover, the chapel has the conservative follow up of a system that sees the closure of the religious functions on the occasion of
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The role of religious thought and influence on the development of Western art and culture. A religion is very much a part of the believer’s identity, and as such will find a way into the creative life of the individual in many ways. Some artists may feel the need to use art to express their emotions towards the religion in question, and create poetry and paintings to illustrate how they feel in a direct and conscious manner.
At the same time, with Japan in the Stone Age, great advances in arts were being realized in China, rooted in Buddhism (Mason 23). After Japan was exposed to the advances that came through trade contacts, they started incorporating them into their own arts (Paine & Soper 42).
On the contrary, a cursory reading of the gospel affirms that Catholic Church does not have origin in the teachings of Jesus Christ or that of the apostles. Papacy ,adoration of Mary ,constant virginity of Mary, Mary’s assumption, petition from saints in heaven through their prayers, succession of the apostles, the church sacraments, baptism of infants, priests aiding in the confession of sins, purgatory, scripture church equal authority among others are some of the prominent features of roman catholic church which are contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles.
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In this paper, we will discuss about Mahavira, the preacher of one of eastern religions and Abraham, the preacher of one of western religions. We will highlight the lives and teachings of the two religious figures analyzing their similarities and differences.
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