The Great Schism

The Great Schism - -Because of this threat a new council is...

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The Great Schism - Unrest in Rome causes the Papal Court to move to Avignon - Pope Urban VI wants to stay in Rome to reassert Papal authority - Rival cardinals elect a new pope in Avignon, Clement IV - France, Sicily, Scotland, and Castile all recognized Clement - England, Italy, Hungary, Poland, and most of the HRE Recognized Urban - Neither pope would willingly step down - 1409 the Council of Pisa convenes and asserts its supremacy and declares both popes deposed, then elects Alexander V as pope - Neither Clement nor Urban listens to this, and then 3 popes exist - New heretical movement, called Hussitism after Jan Hus, its leader, undermined orthodoxy and threatened the church
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Unformatted text preview: -Because of this threat a new council is convened at Constance in 1414-This council burns Hus at the stake, deposed Alexander’s successor John XXIII, deposed Benedict XIII (Clement’s successor), and also deposed Gregory XII, the Roman Pope-Gregory stepped down willingly, while Benedict ruled at Avignon with his personal clergy for the rest of his life, still convinced that he was pope-Martin V is appointed as the new pope, and everyone agrees on it-Papacy’s prestige suffered a lasting blow, left the church open to attack-Need to defend itself from dissent and heresy leads to the church spreading its inquisitions on a wider scale...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIST 1201 taught by Professor Howardeisenstatt during the Fall '07 term at Seton Hall.

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