Canterbury Tales Analysis Essay

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In "A Dialogue Concerning Heresies" by Sir Thomas More, and "An Answer unto Sir Thomas More" by William Tyndale, both authors present their thoughts about religion and the Roman Catholic Church. Each author used several arguments to support their thoughts. In the arguments Sir Thomas More and William Tyndale used, some lacked validity and effectiveness. Sir Thomas More's thoughts about religion and the Roman Catholic Church differed greatly from Tyndale's thoughts. More thought that religion should be taught by the church, and not by unfit teachers. He also thought that the church was right and did not need to listen to anyone else. To support those thoughts, More used a personal attack instead of logical proof. His arguments, such as: Luther was an unfit teacher, Luther's works were too blasphemous, and truth from an evil person was not acceptable were opinions and did not have validity. Several of More's arguements were indeed valid. The church has truth, the church should not listen to fables, and if the church were wrong, they would listen-those were all valid arguments. Though they were valid, they were not effective. This is because there was no concrete proof to support his thoughts. Tyndale thought religion should be dependent on God's Word and not of the church. Unlike More, Tyndale throughly supported his thoughts by using analogy and rhetorical questions instead of personal attacks. Throughout "An Answer unto Sir Thomas More," most of Tyndale's arguments were valid. These arguments include:…