Catholic church- changes and complaints (Definitions (Bishop- a senior…
Catholic church- changes and complaints
Changes affecting the church
Europeans started discovering America
Did Europeans still believe the world was flat at this time?
Disruption of class system
With the increase in trade, demand for capitalism increased and caused the medieval class system to be warped.
Clergy- the body of all people ordained for religious duties, especially in the Christian church
Could this possibly have started the development of our current class system?
Scholars looked back on Greek philosophers to introduce humanism.
Why did scholars look back to other philosophers?
Humanism- a Renaissance cultural movement that turned away from medieval scholasticism
Complaints against the church
The wealthy held higher positions of power because they could afford it. This led to corruption.
How has this impacted modern day secularism?
Problems with popes
Two popes were messily declared and caused citizens to lose faith in pope authorities.
Why wasn't this problem considered when creating rules of who could become pope?
Bishop- a senior member of the Christian clergy
Bishopric- the office or rank of a bishop
Cardinal- a leading dignitary of the Roman Catholic church
Temporal power- the power of a bishop or cleric
Simony- the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges
Nepotism- the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends
Papal Schism- a divide in the Catholic church where two popes were declared
Impeached-call into question the integrity or validity of
indulgence- a grant by the Pope of remission of the temporal punishment in purgatory still due for sins after absolution
Purgatory-a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven