Essay On The Roman Catholic Church

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The Roman Catholic Church was first established by Jesus Christ, but Jesus made Simon Peter, one of His Twelve Disciples, head of the Church. Since Jesus Christ came down to Earth, the Roman Catholic Church gained a strong presence and power in the world. As the Roman Empire grew, leaders brought Catholicism to different lands in Europe; the Roman Catholic Church expanded through these lands and as a result, the Roman Catholic Church gained great political power over these lands.
The Roman Catholic Church gained great power throughout Europe through its teachings, but also its manipulation of its authority over kingdoms. One prominent subject the Roman Catholic Church taught to its people was the Seven Sacraments. The Seven Sacraments are
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Two people who assisted in the shaping of the Medieval Church and politics were Henry II and his friend, Thomas à Becket. Henry II shaped the law system to its glory that we see nowadays. He decided to have a jury of 12 peers decide if a man is guilty of his charges, or as what they came to be called, indictments. “He also developed a number of writs to bring cases from the feudal courts of the barons into the royal courts” (JRank). Henry II also elected his best friend, Thomas à Becket, to be the archbishop of Canterbury, which is nepotism. Thomas ended up changing his bad actions and influenced the Medieval Church for the better. “On the 29 December 1170, four knights, believing the king wanted Becket out of the way, confronted and murdered Becket in Canterbury Cathedral” (BBC). Though there was major political growth here, there was a major breaking of friendship, which ultimately lead to the death of a great influencer on society. Another person of great influence was King Charlemagne (r. 768-814). Charlemagne “founded [what] was called the Carolingian Empire” (Learnodo Newtonic). Charlemagne was also a great promoter for a better education. He even helped with what was called the Carolingian Miniscule, or as it is called nowadays, lowercase letters. There were many influencers of the time, whether they were big or

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