Essay 8.docx - The role the Catholic Church played after the fall of Rome was one of stabilization and education The Catholic Priests who could read and

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The role the Catholic Church played after the fall of Rome was one of stabilization and education. The Catholic Priests who could read and write acted as a civil service to the kings; the monasteries acted as seats of learning before the first university in 1120 A.D. The weakness of empires in the West permitted church leaders to have extreme power and the default government of the western countries became the church. The church was able to run a Monopoly over everything in Western Europe. As well as control all aspects of society. They backed their actions with “God's will”, making it hard for people to question against. In addition, most people were illiterate, or incapable of reading the language the bible was written in, making them unable to read the bible and prove the church wrong. Christianity split into East and West over the issue of the Pope appointing
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  • Spring '18
  • Tallevast
  • Christianity, Pope John Paul II, Eastern Catholic Churches

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