Discussion 5.docx - Briana Palencia HIST 1011 Using information provided in Hunt briefly consider one or two innovations in Christian beliefs Church

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Briana Palencia HIST 1011 Using information provided in Hunt, briefly consider one or two innovations in Christian beliefs, Church doctrines, or religious practices that increased the power and influence of the Church between 1000 and 1300. One innovation that increased the power and influence of the Church between 1000 and 1300 was when Cluny was founded, and the Cluniac monks fulfilled the role to pray, staying celibate and reforming the papacy. By praying, Cluniac monks were fulfilling their roles in guaranteeing the salvation of all Christians. Through these actions, the rich, rulers and bishops were donating land to the Cluny in order to secure their fates to the Cluny’s prayers. The practice of praying increased the power of the church by gaining more land and support from the people due to people believing that the Cluny’s prayers will decide what will happen to them after death. They designated the pope, as the successor of St. Peter, to be the monastery’s worldly protector if anyone should bother or threaten it. Cluny’s prestige was great because of its status as St. Peter’s
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