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Unformatted text preview: Gregory used arguments from tradition, claiming that this right of popes has been traditionally accepted and understood. His letter reads, This divinely willed institution has always been accepted. (p.7, Gregory) He also used arguments that appeal to ones common sense. With these he compared the violent, selfish qualities of all kings to the holy, selfless qualities of popes. His letter claims a king puts himself in the power of devils (p.9, Gregory) while his position is for the purpose of casting out devils. (p.9, Gregory) This plainly suggests a popes right to excommunicate or cast out a king and his devilish ways....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 4B taught by Professor Sonnino during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08