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In the work Utopiawhich is a product of imaginationMore tells us about the flawless system of governing which he establishesIn his writings More reflects the aspirations of a Renaissance manThis both caused him to be considered as the Socrates of Europe and to be executed in the face of his disobedience against the kingIdeas of Humanism and Reformation had found refuge in Mores mindWhile carrying such qualities in theoryhe was in fact a staunch radical in real lifeAlthough he had to at loggerheads with the Church for his sympathy towards Reformation he was against Reformation in religion and this prepared the way for his executionBut the excellent masterpiece Utopia clearly laid out these ideas of Renaissance and ReformationThat is why More was a humanist and a Renaissance man and also a Reformist though he opposed against the application of Reformist ideas to the ChurchFor this reasonwe have to dwell upon these movements to see how More sometimes contradicts the periodIn factthere is no way we can differ Renaiisance and ReformationThese movements which arose with the interest in classical works in Italy contradict with the manners of the medieval Catholic ChurchMedieval Christianity considered people to be natural sinnerschivalric codes and heroic deeds were in the foregroundthere was no hope for salvation because only after death could man attain happiness for which reason body as the source of sins had to be severely punishedCatholic church was immersed in religious bigotryrenaisance and reformation fought to reverse this trendpeople were naturally goodwar was untowardlyperfection could be reached in an honest social structurepeople could reach happiness in this world and there was no actual need to punish the bodythere had to be religiou305s libertyMore had these ideas as a Renaissance manhe cared about human and natureEven though he does not act like that in real lifeUtopia displays him like a genuine Reformist and he is amongst those humanist writers who are displeased with the corruptions of the churchButhe was against
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