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Carl Crittenden February 1, 2007 History MWF 2 PM Heresy and the Mendicant orders In the thirteenth century, most Europeans worshipped the Holy Trinity and followed the beliefs of Roman Catholicism. However, as reading and writing became more common, the religious beliefs of Catholicism began to be question by the educated. Heretics began to emerge in cities such as Metz (Heisterbach book V, page 1) Beziers (Heisterbach book V, page 3), and Paris (Heisterbach book V, page 4). While Caesarius of Heisterbach wants the reader to find the demons within heretics to be the greatest threat to Catholics, the truth is that the hierarchy of the Church feared they would lose members of the parish, which in turn would cause the leaders to lose a lot of their power. The only reasonable solution that came about was the introduction of the Mendicant orders. The heretics that were encountered included the Albigense, who believed the soul passed through different bodies, including animals and reptiles. This contradiction to the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HS 09302 taught by Professor Dodson during the Spring '07 term at BC.

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