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Unformatted text preview: • major reform in the church • Cluny • founded in the 10th c. • really big • important library, manuscripts • 3 goals • want to stop the investiture of bishops by layman • prevent lay-rulers from giving symbols of authority to church bishops by way of maintain autonomy • want to end clerical marriage • priest who had wives sometimes passed on the rights to officiate their churches to their sons • question of discipline, but not doctrine • when unmarried, no divided loyalty, keeps control over your personnel, keeps focus on the church • want to stop simony (the sale of ecclesiastic offices)...
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- Fall '07
- History, Priest, secular clergy, Regular clergy, Benedictine Order