REL 1350 RCC Middle Ages July 2008

REL 1350 RCC Middle Ages July 2008 - Roman Catholic Church...

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Roman Catholic Church – Medieval Period Leadership: Papacy (Pope) Rome is The Apostolic See Pope is the Bishop of Rome Holy Father Pope is the Pastor of the universal (catholic) Church Pope’s leadership is based on apostolic succession of the Pope back to the leadership of Peter (TQ) The church’s interpretation of Matthew 16:18 (And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it). Concept of Papacy Increases in Middle Ages Peter’s spiritual leadership is being spoken through the Pope (aka Vicar of Peter). o Pope becomes known as the Vicar of Peter and then the o Vicar of Christ (in essence, this means he was infallible when speaking on matters of religious faith and practice) o Popes became political as well as spiritual leaders (the only stable institution in the West) Pope resides in Vatican Beliefs Orthodoxy Agreement with the Church . Not simply reciting the church’s creed but having to agree with it. Heresy
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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