From the 14th to 17th centuries, Europe has experienced a period of rebirth.
The Age of Enlightenment (also known as Renaissance) is commonly referred to as the time when civilization progressed through the advancement of knowledge and writing.
It is frequently mentioned that Italy was its origin.
The significant change in medieval European cities that Christianity brought to Europe during this time allowed them to become Christian.
The establishment of schools – These educational institutions served as learning centers and allowed for the deep study of Christian doctrines.
The spread of Christianity throughout Europe during the Reformation period facilitated the development of art through building.
Because of Christianity’s introduction and formation of morals, communities grew. This was seen in the creative expressions made by the historic period’s inhabitants.
The rise of Romanesque architecture began in the beginning (Brown, 78).
This style of architecture can be seen in the Middle Ages. It is represented throughout architecture by semicircular arches.
This architectural style was popularized across Europe after the Byzantine and Roman letters were adopted.
Europe’s Christendom was founded to combat other religions.
However, the Christian world experienced a split after the introduction of Protestantism on the continent.
Through the work of political leaders like King Henry VIII and Martin Luther, absolutism that was engendered by the Catholic Church’s dominance over the continent’s land mass was challenged. Because they allowed freedom of thought and the advancement of science, various branches of Christianity emerged which enabled the Reformation to be introduced during the Renaissance.
The link between politics and supernatural during that time, however, made religion an essential part of Europeans daily life. The Gothic aspect of buildings such as castles and cathedrals was maintained.
Christendom is still a powerful influence today because of the positive effect that it had in the revival period.
In the peak of Christendom were many regions from Germany, Spain, France and North Africa.
They followed Roman Planning.
This was the same time as Christianity’s rapid expansion.
Example: Emperor Constantine turned to Christianity.
The Edict of Milan permitted the practice of Christianity openly. It led to development of religious activities across Europe and expansion of related buildings (Shields 12).
Christians were still subject to severe persecution. The gap between Gentiles, Jews was huge.