The Medieval Church

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The Medieval Church

  1. 1. THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH
  2. 2. Main Ideas <ul><li>What is Papal Supremacy? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the impact of excommunication? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the importance of the Church? </li></ul><ul><li>How did monks and nuns help build Christianity in Europe? </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is Papal Supremacy <ul><li>Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire in 380 A.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Church was unifying force during the chaotic time of Western Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Popes lived in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Popes began to believe that they had more power than the king </li></ul>
  4. 5. What was the impact of excommunication? <ul><li>Could not receive the sacraments or a Christian burial </li></ul><ul><li>A noble could face an interdict if he opposed the Church </li></ul><ul><li>Church demanded fighting stop between Friday through Sunday, which helped feudal warfare decrease </li></ul>
  5. 6. What was the importance of the Church? <ul><li>Priest was the only contact people had with the Church </li></ul><ul><li>Rituals and faith were a part of everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>Was the social center where visiting and dancing took place </li></ul><ul><li>Daily life revolved around Christian calendar </li></ul>
  6. 7. How did monks and nuns help build Christianity in Europe? <ul><li>Emphasized hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Copied and stored important writings </li></ul><ul><li>Provided social service, such as taking care of the sick and poor, setting up schools, and caring for travelers </li></ul>
  7. 8. Review <ul><li>What did the priest provide for the people? </li></ul><ul><li>What did monks and nuns provide for people? </li></ul><ul><li>When did the Church demand that fighting stop? </li></ul>

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