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    Medieval Christianity

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    MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANTY The Papacy In the Middle Ages there was a conflict between the Emperor and the Pope that was known as the Investiture Struggle. What was the nature of this conflict between church and state? It concentrates on the papacy and the papal claims to universal authority. Investiture is defined as the ceremony or act of investing or installing someone in high office. Having that understanding it is easy to see why the question would be asked by the emperor, on what basis and

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    Christianity in Medieval Europe

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    beginning of the middle ages. The early fourth century saw a huge shift in religious views to Christianity which also changed government thinking and many other ideas (Vallee). This shift would have an impact on the course of the middle ages and the rest of eternity. Starting in the eighth century many conquest arose to push Christianity arose. Christianity had an elaborate undermining in the sculpting of medieval Europe through its role in government, construction of religious buildings and devastating

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    The power structures of Medieval Christianity allowed the church to use religion as a tool and as an excuse to systematically oppress a certain segment of society, in order to establish their control. This reflects the theories of both Marx and Freud, and is as relevant in the Middle Ages, as it was during the Industrial Revolution. For the purpose of this essay, a Medieval time frame between the years of 1000 – 1400 A.D has been established. This is set to focus on the influence of religion during

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    plays in order to uphold a successful nation. From Machiavelli’s, Discourses on Livy, the importance of religion is emphasized, but it is noted that Christianity set a precedent in being separate from government causing vulnerabilities in a nation, whereas from St. Augustine’s, City of God, believed that all other religions, other than Christianity, should not be taken into consideration and that passion and unscrupulous ambition are Roman imperfections. These two authors had opposite ideas about

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    the structural and thematic history of ‘hell’ in the Inferno begins with the Roman epic tradition and its champion poet, Virgil. By drawing heavily from the characteristics of hell in Book VI of The Aeneid, Dante carries the epic tradition into the medieval world and affirms his indebtedness to Virgil’s poetry. Moreover, Virgil becomes a central character in the Inferno as he guides Dante, the pilgrim, who has no knowledge of hell, through his own historical model. Similarly, the protagonist of The

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    The Role and Significance of the Monastic Life in Medieval Christianity What is monasticism? The central and original role of the monastic life can be drawn from the meanings of the words 'monk' and 'hermit'. the word 'monk' comes from the Greek word 'monaches' which means solitary and 'hermit' from 'heremites' a desert dweller. The early monks and nuns were just that: men and women who fled the worldliness of urban life and the ethos of a church that was at the time of Anthony and St

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    Christian Humanism

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    Christian Humanism Christian humanism was the humanists’ efforts to unite classical learning with the Christian faith. The Christian humanists rejected what they regarded as medieval Christianity’s excessive emphasis on other worldliness. They desired to bring their knowledge of the classical languages to bear in their effort to attain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. Christian humanism was properly nothing but a reclaiming of the basic inheritance of history and

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    Medieval Art in a Modern World When I was looking at different works of art from the Middle Ages in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (medieval wing), one in particular caught my attention. Entitled “Plaque with the Crucifixion and the Stabbing of Hades,” this piece embodies life and death, triumph and defeat, divinity and humanity. Carved in ivory, this plaque, depicting the Passion of Christ with an allusion to Hades (god of the underworld), is from the mid-tenth century, or Middle Byzantine era

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    Chaucer’s Transition

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    mold of the literature in the medieval period. In his work The Canterbury Tales he presents a mixture of both medieval and renaissance traits, making him a transitional writer. These traits are represented by the predominant presence of Christian values and the comicality. The establishment of Christianity defines the medieval period. Today, Christianity is one of the most popular religions but during the medieval times it was twice or more popular than today. Christianity was so popular than in the

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    Jesus Christ. Medieval Literature was able to further strengthen Christianity during its time as Medieval Literature explores the tales of those who follow Christianity and those who do not are mocked and/or portrayed as villains. For example, Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, and The Divine Comedy are all beloved works of arts that explore the idea of the effect of religion has on the masses or individuals. Christianity and the power of Christ played a monumental component of the Medieval era and is

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