April 8 - April8,2010 TheTemplars o Dissolvedin1312 o

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The Templars o Dissolved in 1312 o Jacques de Molay (Grand Master) o Group of French knights that recognized that Christians traveling to the  Holy Land needed protection o They were knights AND religious monks o Entrusted with important diplomatic affairs (relaying messages, transfer  money) o Became very wealthy and very powerful EVERYWHERE o Very secretive and private o Dissolved by King Philip Church and State:  From Canon Lawyers to Secular Philosophers o John of Paris (1250-1306) Criticized the papacy Most important work:  Tractatus de Potestate Regia ed Papali What are the two errors concerning temporal and spiritual  authority? o the error of the Waldensians was to deny the successors of the  apostles any rightful lordship over temporal things and to  maintain that it is illicit for them to have any temporal riches o Paris says they went to far, you can’t deny the Pope his power  that he receives from God o The other error is that King Herod who, when he heard that  Christ was born, believed him to be an earthly king. How does John of Paris use the concept of natural and human 
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