Sentences with «zeal»

« Filled with crusader zeal, they immediately set about eradicating "heretics" such as the kingdom's large Jewish population, forcing the Jews to convert to Catholicism or leave the kingdom that same year. In 1502 they gave the same ultimatum to the hundreds of thousands of Muslims as well. »
« However, despite this reforming zeal within the Church and the growing popularity of lay movements outside it, hardly anyone foresaw a permanent break with the Church hierarchy itself. » - 1998 - 2021