Catholic Church

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What impact did the catholic church have on western civilization?

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The role of the in Catholic Church . Western civilization has been intricately intertwined with the history and formation of Western society. Through its long history, the church has been a major source of social services like schooling and medical care, inspiration for Western art, culture and philosophy, and influential player in politics and religion. In various ways it has sought to affect Western attitudes to vice and virtue in diverse fields. It has, over many centuries, promulgated the teachings of Jesus within the Western World and remains a source of continuity linking modern Western culture to classical Western culture.While the West is no longer universally Catholic, the Catholic heritage remains strong in Western countries

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From the 9th century to 1520 the church was simply Western Europe taken in its religious aspect The 15th-century councils did little for reform, and the popes, short of power, were reduced to being Renaissance princes The 17th century saw an increase of state control over the church in all the Catholic countries, In the 20th century the tensions between the church and national governments sometimes led to outright suppression of the church The church in the United States began the 21st century.Foundations of power and influence – The Catholic Church is the oldest institution in the western world. It can trace its history back almost 2000 years. Jesus of Nazareth founded the church to administer the sacraments, rituals that contain the mystery of grace and the promise of salvation. Salvation comes only through the church; individuals cannot find salvation outside the institution. Throughout the Middle Ages, if you were a Christian, you belonged to the Catholic Church. Any Christianity other than the Catholic Church was a heresy. Heretics who confessed were punished and then they were allowed to become church members again. If they refused to confess they were tortured. Some were burned at the stake  

  • Papacy and the Vatican power structure – the idea of the "pope" did not exist from the beginning of the church. It was not until several centuries after Christ that the church began to develop into the "Roman Catholic Church" as we think of it today. The struggles for power between kings and popes shaped the western world.Balance and maintenance of power in Europe – In medieval Europe, the church and the state were closely linked. It was the duty of every political authority -- king, queen, prince or city councilman -- to support, sustain and nurture the church. With notable exceptions, the church reinforced the political authority of the states, and the states reinforced the authority of the church. The church played a role in politics.
    o Church officials, kings, and nobles governed western Europe.
    o Church leaders were also lords and vassals.
    o Church leaders advised the king.
    o They kept records, as some kings could not read or write.
    o Local nobles chose the parish priests.
    o The parish priests told the people to respect the king, nobles,
    o and other government officials.
    o The people were told to obey the king's law unless they went
    o against church laws.
    o who disobeyed the pope or church laws lost their
    o membership in the church.
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