Thomas More and Utopia
In the work Utopia,which is a product of imagination,More tells us about the flawless system of governing which he establishes.In his writings More reflects the aspirations of a Renaissance man.This both caused him to be considered as the Socrates of Europe and to be executed in the face of his disobedience against the king.Ideas of Humanism and Reformation had found refuge in More's mind.While carrying such qualities in theory,he was in fact a staunch radical in real life.Although 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 execution.But the excellent masterpiece Utopia clearly laid out these ideas of Renaissance and Reformation.That 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 Church.For this reason,we have to dwell upon these movements to see how More sometimes contradicts the period.In fact,there is no way we can differ Renaiisance and Reformation.…
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