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a special year of prayer and pilgrimage in the Catholic Church that takes place every 50 years; also called a holy year
Jubilee Year
a formal decree by a pope sealed with a round seal
Papal Bill
period during which the pope resided in Avigon, (France), in the Kingdom of Naples
Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy
the period from 1378 to 1417 during which two and then three rival people claimed papal authority
Great Western Schism
belief that Church councils have greater authority than the pope
Conciliarism
during the Renaissance, an emphasis on the human intellectual and artistic activity
Humanism
Michaelangeo's statue of Mary holding the crucified Jesus
La Pieta'
prohibition against celebrating sacraments in a particular area
Interdict
popular name for the bubonic plague, so named because body parts turned black from lack of blood
Black Death
the highest expression of Christian prayer- communion with God
Mysticism
belief that God can never be known by the intellect
Negative Theology
Julian of Norwich's term for her mystical encounters with Christ
Showing
a short-lived agreement between leaders of Eastern and Western Christianity on certain doctrines of faith
Union of Florence
the process in Spain for identifying and punishing non-Christians on certain doctrines of faith
Union of Florence
the process in Spain for identifying and punishing non-Christians and those said to be heritics
Spanish Inquisition
Jews and Muslims who converted to Christianity, either willingly, or unwillingly, following the Christian takeover of Spain
Conversas