Dominance of the Church
A Coggle Diagram about Pope Gregory I (Pope Gregory I helped make Christianity a powerful force. He was born into a wealthy noble family however in 574 he gave up his wealth to become a monk.:, He committed his time to prayer and meditation. He was the Pope's main advisor. When the Pope died he became the pope. and Through being the pope he spread Christianity at a rapid pace), Power and Influence (In 1054, Christianity formally split into Catholicism in western Europe and the Orthodox Church in the east., People saw the Pope as God's representative on Earth. Even kings would ask the Pope to approve many of their decisions rather than taking the risk of the Pope ordering people to act against them. and Christians thought that their religion was the only true religion. Many tried to use force to convert non-believers to Christianity.
), Monasteries (A monastery is where someone went to preach or pray., Jobs in the monasteries include Abbot, Prior, Lector, Cantor and Sacrist and Monasteries would house monks.), Monks (Monks dedicate their lives to worship and prayer. When they are initiated they vow to give up their lives for God. and There were different orders of monks. They differed on how strict they were and in some details on their rules. The main orders in Europe during the Middle Ages included the Benedictines, the Carthusians, and the Cistercians.), Canon Law (Canon law was created by the Catholic church. They were there to emphasise their dominance. and Through Canon law, the Catholic was able to gain authority over secular rulers. This helped make the church dominate the area.) and Cathedrals (People thought that the world would end in 1000. People were determined to be ready for the final judgement day. Church leaders, builders and architects aimed to glorify God by creating cathedrals that were massive in size and stunning in decoration. and Cathedrals were the largest building in cities and were usually in the centre. They had expensive decorations like gargoyles and stained glass.)