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Transcript of The Church
Religion was a major factor during Shakespeare's time. It determined a lot about a person.
What Religion was Dominant ?
During Shakespeare's time, Protestantism was the dominant religion.
Were there any other religious groups in England at that time ?
Protestant was the main religion by far, but Catholicism and Puritianism were the runner up's. The Catholic rebellion went on during this time. Also, the puritan movement.
Had the religion that dominated at that time always been the dominant
No, because Catholic was the major religion before protestantism came about.
Is it still the dominant religion today?
No, Christianity is listed as the world's largest religion when including Roman Catholicism under the broad heading of Christianity.
What was England's Religious Background prior to Shakespeare's time?
The Church of England
The major religion in England before Shakespeare's time was Catholic. More than 90% practiced this religion at that time.
How much political power did the church and its leaders have ?
They had a lot of power back in Shakespeare's time and determined political stand point and made major decisions.