How did the Catholic Churchmaintain power inEurope’s middle ages?
How did the Catholic Church maintainpower inEurope’s middle ages?Political Power• They made alliances with powerful rulers
• They used wealth to intimidate and impresscommoners• They influenced kings, emperors, and otherpolitical leaders• They h...
How did the Catholic Churchmaintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• They owned approximately 1/3 of the land.• They barred ...
The man wearing whitewith a gold cape is aRoman Catholic pope.What is being depicted inthe scene?What does this paintingsa...
How did the Catholic Churchmaintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• They threatenedpeople withexcommunication:• If they dis...
How did the Catholic Church maintainpower inEurope’s middle ages?• Church membershad to pay a tithe(10% of their wages)• T...
How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• Imagine you are aFrench peasant from1200 CE. You live ...
How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• They controlled and influenced education.• Church offi...
How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• Religious beliefs were used to explaineverything in th...
How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• Look at the painting. Whoare the men aroundAquinas? Wh...
• Thomas Aquinas (13th century CE), along withother religious scholars began tothink, write, and teach that theology and t...
How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• Theology = study of god and religion• natural law = th...
• http://jacksonbbrown.com/ss/2012/09/06/1-8-influence-of-the-roman-catholic-church-on-medieval-europe/
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Cath church

591 views

Published on

Published in: Spiritual
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
591
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
101
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Cath church

  1. 1. How did the Catholic Churchmaintain power inEurope’s middle ages?
  2. 2. How did the Catholic Church maintainpower inEurope’s middle ages?Political Power• They made alliances with powerful rulers
  3. 3. • They used wealth to intimidate and impresscommoners• They influenced kings, emperors, and otherpolitical leaders• They had alliances with powerful rulers
  4. 4. How did the Catholic Churchmaintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• They owned approximately 1/3 of the land.• They barred priests from marrying (so theycould not pass land on to the nextgeneration).
  5. 5. The man wearing whitewith a gold cape is aRoman Catholic pope.What is being depicted inthe scene?What does this paintingsay about the pope?
  6. 6. How did the Catholic Churchmaintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• They threatenedpeople withexcommunication:• If they disobeyedthe teachings of thechurch, they wouldbe excluded fromsalvation and sentto hell.
  7. 7. How did the Catholic Church maintainpower inEurope’s middle ages?• Church membershad to pay a tithe(10% of their wages)• They builtimpressivecathedrals andchurches
  8. 8. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• Imagine you are aFrench peasant from1200 CE. You live in acramped apartment.• How would the interiorof this cathedral makeyou feel about theRoman Catholic church?
  9. 9. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• They controlled and influenced education.• Church officials were highly educated.• The first universities were founded to educateand train the clergy.• Most people were illiterate
  10. 10. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• Religious beliefs were used to explaineverything in the natural world.• If it rained, God made it happen.• If you won a battle, God was on your side.• If you got sick and died, he wasn’t.• Reason and science were at odds… until…
  11. 11. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• Look at the painting. Whoare the men aroundAquinas? Why are theirbooks closed, whileAquinas’ is wide open?What does the glowing lighton Aquinas’ bookrepresent?
  12. 12. • Thomas Aquinas (13th century CE), along withother religious scholars began tothink, write, and teach that theology and thenatural law can coexist.
  13. 13. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEurope’s middle ages?• Theology = study of god and religion• natural law = there is a universal order builtinto nature that guides moral thinking• Examples: Human rights (like the right tolive, travel freely, defend yourself)
  14. 14. • http://jacksonbbrown.com/ss/2012/09/06/1-8-influence-of-the-roman-catholic-church-on-medieval-europe/

×