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  • 1. How did the Catholic Churchmaintain power inEuropes middle ages?

2. How did the Catholic Church maintainpower inEuropes middle ages?Political Power They made alliances with powerful rulers 3. They used wealth to intimidate and impresscommoners They influenced kings, emperors, and otherpolitical leaders They had alliances with powerful rulers 4. How did the Catholic Churchmaintain power inEuropes 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. 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. How did the Catholic Churchmaintain power inEuropes middle ages? They threatenedpeople withexcommunication: If they disobeyedthe teachings of thechurch, they wouldbe excluded fromsalvation and sentto hell. 7. How did the Catholic Church maintainpower inEuropes middle ages? Church membershad to pay a tithe(10% of their wages) They builtimpressivecathedrals andchurches 8. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEuropes 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. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEuropes 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. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEuropes 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 wasnt. Reason and science were at odds until 11. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEuropes 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. Thomas Aquinas (13th century CE), along withother religious scholars began tothink, write, and teach that theology and thenatural law can coexist. 13. How did the Catholic Church maintain power inEuropes 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. http://jacksonbbrown.com/ss/2012/09/06/1-8-influence-of-the-roman-catholic-church-on-medieval-europe/