In the later Donation of Pepin one can see this play out as such. For one Pepin is referred to as, “most Christian King of the Franks” . His name is proven worthy when it is said that he refused to give up his lands because they belonged to the church (pope). He also affirmed his choices of seeking lands with war in that it was for the church and forgiveness of sins. It is hard to amount Pepin’s direct example of how Pope Stephen II outlined the way in which he should rule to anything else because it aligns so exactly.
The reason for Alexius Comnenus contacting the pope rather than another emperor or monarch wasn’t just the fact they were secular, but because the pope would have more power to persuade the people. The Gregorian movement in 1050-80 was ultimately was responsible for the new instilled power of the papacy’s position over nonreligious rulers. The pope agreed to aid the Byzantine emperor, but he also had his own agenda when it came to the military advances and the new power of his position. The papacy did not intend to only help the Byzantine Empire but to further save all of Christendom from being overrun. Urban’s decision to begin the Crusade was based on more than just the idea that he was doing the Lord’s will.
The Catholic Church exercised its authority in many different stages, in which a response from the people occurred because of the way the Church showed its power. The nature of the Catholic Church began its reform around the time Charlemagne, from 768 to 814, took control. He became a Christian emperor and the first great political leader in Western Europe. His main goal was to promote the Roman Catholic religion throughout all of the world known to man, and to do this Charlemagne coordinated with the pope, which in turn the pope crowned him the holy Roman Emperor. Charlemagne strived to reestablish central authority and revive the culture of the Early Middle Ages, and he succeeded by gaining authority over a large area, including almost all of Western and Central Europe (Charlemagne p.130-131).
Laud’s New Religious Policies for the Church of England. Laud’s attempts to make the Church more conformed coincided with King Charles I’s personal rule without parliament. In fact, Charles embarked on policies which made the English feel under threat. The Venetian ambassador in London wrote Charles had “changed the principles by which his predecessors reigned…if the road he has taken will lead him to absolute royalty, which is definitely the goal he has set for himself” (Young 106). Even though many English... ... middle of paper ... ... urges and argues for the need for re-evolution of Laud career and achievements.
Monasticism, such as that developed by St. Benedict, formed as an answer to problems within the Church and a need for structure in religious life. St. Benedict’s Rule and feudalism are leading examples of how there was a resolute search for stability in medieval Europe. “With the breakdown of governments, powerful nobles took control of large areas of land. They needed men to fight for them, so the practice arose of giving grants of land to vass... ... middle of paper ... ... time when much of the barbarian west was only nominally Christian, Benedict’s Rule kept alive the spirit of pursuing a life of gospel perfection” (Reid 50). “Benedict’s rule, which was a synthesis of several rules, could be applied to any number of monasteries and locations” (Vidmar 79).
Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, King of the Franks Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, King of the Franks (742-814), was a strong leader who unified Western Europe through military power and the blessing of the Church. His belief in the need for education among the Frankish people was to bring about religious, political, and educational reforms that would change the history of Europe. Charlemagne was born in 742 at Aachen, the son of Pepin(or Pippin) the Short and grandson of Charles Martel. His grandfather, Charles, had begun the process of unifying western Europe, in the belief that all people should be Christian. Charlemagne's father, Pepin, continued this process throughout his rule and passed his beliefs on to Charlemagne.
The impact of the Roman Catholic Church on the Italian renaissance society such as art, political figures and authority over the empire, contrast with the morals of society today. 'Renaissance' comes from the French word 'rebirth.' The 1400's was known as the 'golden ages,' a time of success, with new advanced technology, religion, science and culture. During the Renaissance the church believed that religion had three critical duties that they strongly believed in, before becoming corrupt : God providing care and being there for them spiritually, that we must learn to change and accept our enemies lovingly despite what we believe our hearts must be pure and lastly, and that our citizens are family to everyone around them and pray for others and not only themselves. The citizens had come to know that every Sunday they had to attend mass, to come together as a community and increase their religious faith, to confess their sins and be forgiven.
In addition to this, the Church restricted modernist thoughts due to the belief that new theologies would threaten the power and authority of the Church, but ... ... middle of paper ... ...e and secure atmosphere for all Christian adherents. Furthermore, the renewal and rejuvenation of the Catholic Church makes Pope John a major reformer of the 20th century and a significantly large influencer during his time. He made universal and worldwide impacts to religious adherents by reforming and revitalizing the Christian traditions through achieving ressourcement, aggiornamento. In addition, his passion for unity amongst Christian faiths and interfaith dialogue, world peace and economic justice also furthered his impact not only within the Catholic Church but also in other Christian denominations. Moreover, in the short time of Pope John’s authority and power within the Catholic Church, the contributions and achievements he made had a substantially large impact to the Christian traditions as he brought the Catholic Church into the modern era,
Politically, the emperor's were aided and impaired. The support of the papacy was useful in the coronation of emperors and the influence over the common people. On the counter-side, the papal monarchy offered competition for power. Christianity was always present in the Middle Ages, and it changed concepts and faith for all.
Also, many rich courts tried to emulate the papal court. The Popes in Rome set an example to all the other rulers by having such a vast collection of artwork that it was doubtful that anyone would ever be able to compete with them. However the paintings in churches and nunneries had another purpose besides the one described above. The Pope and the ruler of any particular area needed to have obedient subjects. Religion was one way to keep people that obedient.