Pope Gregory VII (A.D. 1015-1085) Term Paper by LatinoHeat88

Pope Gregory VII (A.D. 1015-1085)
This paper discusses the power struggle between Pope Gregory VII and King Henry IV.
# 75198 | 1,760 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | CA
Published on Dec 06, 2006 in History (European) , History (Leaders) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper explains that the Church led by Pope Gregory VII was very politically active in 11th century Europe: They ultimately had the power to exile an Emperor of an entire Empire. The author points out that this created a long time rivalry between the two powers, the sacred and the secular worlds. The paper concludes that, although his reforms had not gone 100% to plan, they put a system of ideas in place for which Pope Gregory VII must be well valued and respected because his expressions and ideas are still common place in today's society.

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"Gregory felt that Emperors of the time were very deficient as rulers, for he felt they lacked the intelligence and common sense to rule an Empire. He felt because of family ties, and the inadequate father-son rulings that the rulers were corrupting society. For the most part he felt these rulers were very greedy and participated in very immoral behavior. He knew they were using their power to their advantage and felt it was not right. In the second letter to Hermann, Bishop of Metz he states: "what then will happen to those who have caused death to thousands of persons for the sake of the glory of this world? "

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