Part A essay


SirThomas More and William Tyndale and a Homily

ThomasMore and William Tyndale argued that worshiping God had to beaccompanied by good deeds that particularly stem from a feeling offaith and love as explained in Tyndale’s Theparable of the wicked mammoth.According to Tyndale and More, it mattered more where individualsworshipped as such places of worship were expected to obey the HolyScriptures and thus, God. There were different methods that wereembraced by these two gentlemen during worship. More for instancerefused to become a monk and continued his own personal relationshipwith God through fasting and wearing a hair shirt that irritated theskin. Tyndale on the other hand fought relentlessly to have the bibletranslated into English to make it accessible to many people. Theyfelt that they needed to intervene because they knew that they knewthe truth, which they stood by despite the fact that it was againstthe institution of the then Catholic church. Therefore they investedmost of their time to other people’s religious practices becausethey had studied theology and were thus, religious scholars ofreformation.

PartB: Peer Reviews

Replyto Aishwarya Lonikar. Posted June 2, 2016 at 1:22 AM

Iagree with you about More’s and Tyndale’s religious perspectiveon the Bible. I like how you have presented outstanding argumentsaccompanied by textual evidence from the information that isprovided. However, I tend not to agree about the main topic ofdiscussion which mainly revolves around the topic of worship. In myopinion, the information that highlights the methods of worship andthe reformists ideas offered by Tyndale and More.

Replyto Liz Wegand. Posted June 2, 2016 at 10:20 PM

Iagree with the way you have explained More’s and Tyndale’sperspective on the places of worship is on point. I particularly likethe exhaustive details you have given gone further to offer textualevidence that supports your arguments. However, I disagree with youabout response the key questions regarding More’s and Tyndalereligious perspectives. In my opinion, such critical questionsinclude why they felt the need to invest and intervene to otherreligious practices as well as the proposals that they offered as analternative.