gregory VII

gregory VII - In his mind there was no way he would ever...

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Mike Solomich Why is Papal authority so important to Gregory and the Church? Could he have compromised? Gregory VII was a pope that was an advocate of reform and a strengthened papacy. The point of the letter to the Bishop of Metz was to argue for the dominance of the pope over kings and other worldly authorities. Gregory recognized the coexistence of the church and state as a divine ordinance, and emphasized the need of union between the church and the state.
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Unformatted text preview: In his mind there was no way he would ever have those two powers equally, the church was far superior to the state. He thought that since the Earth was a creation of the God himself that he or his Popes should be the rulers over everyone. Gregory could have compromised but he felt so strong about the church and its superiority....
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