Presentation on theme: "14.1 Church Reform and the Crusades The Catholic Church underwent reform and launched Crusades against Muslims."— Presentation transcript:
14.1 Church Reform and the Crusades The Catholic Church underwent reform and launched Crusades against Muslims.
The Age of Faith Spiritual Revival – Starting in the 900s, monasteries help bring about a spiritual revival – Reformers help restore and expand Church power Founded in 910, this is the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny as it looked in 2004. Coat of Arms of Cluny Abbey: "Gules two keys in saltire the wards upwards and outwards or overall a sword in pale argent".
Problems in the Church Some Church officials marry even though the Church objects Some officials practice simony—selling religious offices Kings use lay investiture to appoint bishops Reformers believe only the Church should appoint bishops
This is an illustration of the concept of “lay investiture.” In this picture a king from the Middle Ages is handing a bishop his “shepherd’s crook” a symbol of the office of bishop. The Catholic Church insisted that bishops were chosen by the Pope, not by kings.
Pope Gregory Vs Henry IV PG questioned KH’s authority to pick bishops. KH tried to get PG removed as Pope. PG excommunicated KH. KH begged for 3 days to be let back into the church so people would listen to him again. PG let him in after proving the pope was the most powerful figure.
The Emperor Clashes with the Pope Concordat of Worms – Concordat of Worms : 1122 CE compromise in Worms, Germany – Compromise: Pope appoints Bishops, Emperor can veto appointment
Reform and Church Organization Starting in the 1100s, popes reorganize the Church like a kingdom Pope’s advisors make Church laws; diplomats travel throughout Europe Church collects tithes; uses money to care for sick or poor “Peasants paying tithes” (17 th century) school of Pieter Brueghel the Younger
Gothic Architecture The master builders in France, where the Gothic style originated, developed techniques of structural engineering that were key to Gothic architecture: 1.ribbed vaults that supported the roof’s weight 2.flying buttresses that transferred weight to thick, exterior walls 3.pointed arches that framed huge stained glass windows 4.tall spires that seemed to be pointing to heaven