THE CHURCH IN THE MIDDLE AGES II, , GROUP MEMBERS: Emely Calderon (21…
THE CHURCH IN THE MIDDLE AGES II
The church became one of Europe's most politically influential institutions.
The German church took charge of the Christianization of the pagans beyond the border marches.
The appearance of the Huns in the 370s in Eastern Europe was what set into motion the the decline of the Western Roman Empire and the rise of the church.
With the inability of other groups to take over the reins of authority, the church replaced the Roman administration and took their new role in governance.
It was thanks to the church's strict doctrines, compact organization, and severe persecution that the church was able to survive the momentous collapse of the civilization.
When the Roman garrisons were recalled to Italy, the local church authorities had the responsibility of making sure the community survived.
The chroniclers sided with the Christians in their records. They exclusively mentioned Christian victories and preferred to whitewash their failures out of history.
The church maintained alive the Western civilization's culture and obliged it to extend into the secular mainstream with its philosophical ideals.
For the church, ineffective leaders were the worst role models and had to be eliminated from history, which is what happened to the Christian leaders who were unsuccesful during the first Crusade.
The political divisions between the French, German and Italian churches made it possible for them to evolve independently.
Emely Calderon (21-0388)
Nicole Belliard (21-0395)