As noted in Unit VII this schism halved western Christianity due to the

As noted in unit vii this schism halved western

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with more than one pope and one Church hierarchy? As noted in Unit VII, this schism halved western Christianity due to the interference of secular leaders in the choice of popes. The increasing wealth of the Church brought sharp criticism, and the printing press enabled more people to read the scripture for themselves, raising both the level of piety and the degree of criticism. A flood of pamphlets and flyers spread debate, propaganda, and invective.
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