Three Essay Questions. 1. (300-500 words) Discuss the following statement with reference to the changes in religious belief and practice in western Europe and North America since 1500. In 2007 the philosopher Charles Taylor asked “… why was it virtually impossible not to believe in God in, say, 1500 in our Western society, while in 2000 many of us find this not only easy, but inescapable?’ 2. (300-500 words) Discuss the impact of ‘liberalism’ on the Catholic Church in Mexico. 3. (300-500 words) Compare the impact newcomers had on native cultures. You may choose to compare one European nation and one native, or compare two or all in order to demonstrate the essence of the impact.