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10/10/07 Development of Europe Section 02 The Role of God in the Lives of 8 th Century People During the 8 th century, saints of the Christian faith were growing in fame and prominence. Monasticism was of course very widespread at this point in history, as it gained popularity first when Benedict set up his first communal monastery around 500 A.D. At the time of the 700’s communal, almost social Benedictine monasteries were commonplace. For this reason it was not often that one became a saint simply due to one’s goodwill and sage qualities. To become a saint in the eyes of the public, it was chief that holiness was demonstrated to be selected by God to verify that that person was also a saint in the eyes of Him. It was important during the Dark Ages, a time of general unhappiness and illiterate subsistence living that God and the Devil played a significant role in the personal lives of the people, which by necessity included the saints. First of all, God is shown to play an essential role in the literal hand-picking of Saint
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This essay was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Reginald during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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