Unformatted text preview: authority” (pg. 7). This quote emphasizes the fact that no one can refute the Holy Roman Church, which is what Gregory VII uses to justify his authority. His third argument is common sense. Gregory VII maintains that a king or prince who does not live “in accordance with his religion…only seeks power to indulge their passions and to give free reign to their ungovernable pride” (pg. 8). His common sense asserts kings are incompetent and have an alternative agenda. He therefore demands that priests are capable rulers and deserve power....
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- Fall '08
- History, Pope Gregory I, Gregory VII, Cumming History 4B