d. improved Church’s ability to provide spiritual guidance to the faithful
2. What was the significance of the Concordant of Worms?
Compromise between King and Pope; German bishop would be elected by Church officials rather than appointed by the King.
3. How were popes able to force rulers to do what they wanted?
Through the use of the interdict, which forbids priests from giving the sacraments to a particular group of people. When people were denied sacraments, they pressured the ruler to give in to the pope.
New Religious Orders
4. How did the Church deal with heretics during the Middle Ages?
Through a court called the Inquisition, whose job was to find and try heretics.
Popular Religion in the High Middle Ages
Why was the clergy so important in the lives of the medieval people?
Only clergy could administer the sacraments so anyone who hoped to gain salvation depended on the clergy to help them.
Why were saints important to Christians in the Middle Ages?
They had the ability to intercede between mortals and God. Their relics were believed to have magical powers and pilgrimages to their shrines produced a spiritual benefit.
Chapter 10, Section 3: THE CULTURE OF THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES
The Development of Scholasticism Why did the works of Aristotle upset many Christian theologians?
Aristotle arrived at his conclusions through reason, not faith and some of his ideas contradicted the teachings of the Church.
2. List the steps used by Saint Thomas Aquinas for intellectual investigation.