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    point at which the Roman Catholic Church’s power was highly in question, not only by its own member, Martin Luther, but also, in turn, by the peasants and uneducated people who previously had no voice in the actions of the church. As previously mentioned, Luther made public his Ninety-five theses and three pamphlets which expanded on his already thorough critique. In this document, Luther targeted the clerical hierarchy which was the most powerful religious and political institution at the time The Roman Catholic Church not only guided spiritual lives, but also controlled wealth, served as political advisors and even served as de facto rulers. He went against the law, facing “both political and religious punishments: public penance, excommunication, exile, imprisonment and even execution”(Carter and Warren,…

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    Excommunication does not necessarily mean that said person will no longer be able to go to heaven but that they cannot participate in church activities. A person can still regain this ability if they repent for what they did wrong. In the realm of censorship, person who stands to share an idea such that does not conform to Catholic values, will be excommunicated until they stop attempting to do so. Depending on the gravity of the situation, one can even be dealt with in more brutal terms such as…

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    There are many people who had helped the modern era arise into its current-day situation. But there is one person that people can look up to, the person who had started this new social lens. His name is Martin Luther. Martin Luther is one of the most faithful adherents to Christianity. But, there was one thing that caught his attention, making him go against the core knowledge of Christianity, which was the church that rules Europe. The Roman Catholic Church was selling indulgences, which meant…

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    Argumentative Essay For centuries, great minds have examined the debate on the impact of the Reformation, Scientific Advancement and Explorers between the 16th and 18th centuries. Many events occurred, such as, the Reformation against the Roman Catholic Church popes which changed a lot of religions and peoples thoughts about the Roman Catholic Church. All of these events contributed to the idea that reformation and religion are better than scientific revolution and explorers. Thus reformation…

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    Hegemony In Feudal Europe

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    In feudal Europe, the Catholic Church created hegemony by using excommunication to establish political control over the kings of Europe. At the end of the 10th century, Pope Gregory V condemned King Robert II of France for marrying his first cousin. Incest was considered a sin by the Catholic Church; therefore the pope did not approve. After the threat of excommunication, Robert “obeyed and married another, and his obedience affirmed Gregory’s authority.” This demonstrated how the Catholic…

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    The German princes met in October that year to choose their new leader; however, no agreement was to be found then. Therefore, they presented Henry with a deadline for his penance, which expired on the eve of the first anniversary of excommunication. Consequently, Henry made a move that will ultimately become the stuff of legends and not in a good way for him. Immediately, he set out on a road trip to Italy begging for his penance. It was the middle of the winter and, having arrived at Canossa,…

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    18-e Today we want to look at the Decline of the Medieval Church. We will also cover a time that the Catholic Church had three popes at the same time. http://andnowyouknowmore.blogspot.com http://andnowyouknowmore.blogspot.com As the Roman Church assumed spiritual its authority and used it unmercifully against straying church members, and against other bishops. The height of arrogance and assumed authority was in 1054 A.D. when Pope Leo IX issued the Bull of Excommunication against the …

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    The primary cause of this Schism, many believe; is considered the extended period of disagreements over papal authority. The Pope having claimed authority over the four Eastern patriarchs, while the four eastern patriarchs claimed the superiority of the Patriarch of Rome was only honorary, and thus he had authority only over Western Christians. Political jealousies and interests increased these disputes; and finally, after many precognitive symptoms, the final break came in 1054, when Pope Leo…

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    fact that the church held vast estates was an added incentive for a cash-hungry king to prolong the dispute'3. This opinion supports the view that the Interdict worsened John's relationship with the Church, due to the fact that John was prolonging the Interdict unnecessarily, for his own benefit. This would have had a negative impact on his relationship with the Church. This view is also supported by historian Dan Jones, who wrote that 'if there was one man in England who was entirely unbothered…

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    True penance was the only way to restore salvation after sinning. The Pope could insure that the people look to the Church for forgiveness and guidance in spiritual matters. He could make the faithful conform by holding excommunication over their heads. Obedience of the church followers was Pope Innocent’s primary goal. He insisted on the idea of one foal and one shepherd . Excommunication and dismissal from office awaited anyone found guilty of disobeying church principles. The new rules…

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