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Medieval Church History

From A.D. 600 to the Reformation the church carried on in a largely stagnant society. Economic, social, and political troubles, including Viking invasions in the north, the influx of peoples from the east, and the rise of Islam from the south challenged and weakened the empire. The church maintained an uneasy partnership with the state, church scribes preserved the literature of the classical world; and Christian academicians worked out the relationship between revelation, reason, and other sources of knowledge. This it did against a predominantly platonic world view, and by the time of Aquinas, a predominantly Aristotelean world view.
History of the Medieval Church
The Middle Age, as the term implies, is the period which intervenes between ancient and modern times, and connects them, by continuing the one, and preparing for the other. It forms the transition from the Graeco-Roman civilization to the Romano-Germanic, civilization, which gradually arose out of the intervening chaos of barbarism. The connecting link is Christianity, which saved the best elements of the old, and directed and moulded the new order of things.
680-755 BONIFACE
His name was Winfrid (or Wynfrith) born in Devonshire, England in A.D. 680. At the age of five, after listening to some monks, Winfrid determined he would one day become a Benedictine monk.
1431: The Trial of Joan of Arc (Part 1)
Transcripts from the trial of Joan of Arc: January 9: The Proceedings begin. January 13: Reading the Evidence Against Jeanne. January 23: Decision Concerning the Preparatory information. February 13: The Officers Appointed Take Oath. February 19: Decision to Summon the Inquisitor. February 20: The Vicar of the lord Inquisitor Refuses to Act. February 21: The First Public Session. February 22: The Second Session. February 24: The Third Session. February 27: The Fourth Session.
1431: The Trial of Joan of Arc (Part 2)
Transcripts from the Trial of Joan of Arc. March 1: Sixth Session. March 10: First Session in Prison. March 12: In Prison. March 13: In Prison. March 15: In Prison.
1431: The Trial of Joan of Arc (Part 3)
March 17: Jeanne is questioned in prison. Passion Sunday, March 18: Jeanne's statements are presented to the Assessors. March 22: Decision to extract a smaller number of articles from the statements. March 24: The interrogations are read in Jeanne's presence. March 26: The Ordinary Trial followed by the Preparatory Trial. March 27: The Promoters request for the articles he has prepared against Jeanne to be rad. March 28: The Priests, Monks, Gilles, Lawyers and more discuss the accusations made against Jeanne and her response.
1431: The Trial of Joan of Arc (Part 4)
Continue March 28-April 12: Church officials and lawyers going over accustations made against Jeanne and her response. After the deliberations came sixteen Doctors in Theology and six Licentiate in Civil and Canon Law give their opinions.
1431: The Trial of Joan of Arc (Part 5)
April 18: Jeanne is charitably exhorted. May 2: Public admonition of the Maid. May 9: Jeanne is threatened with torture. May 12: Jeanne is not to be tortured. May 19: The deliberations of the University of Paris are read, and the Doctors of Theology give their opinions
1431: The Trial of Joan of Arc (Part 6)
May 24: The Public Sermon. Jeanne recants. The mitigated sentence is pronounced. May 28: The Trial for Relapse. May 30: The last day of the trial. May 31: Final sentence pronounced before the people at the Old Market of Rouen. After the pronouncement, Doctor of Theology, master Nicolas Midi delivered a sermon. Jeanne was once more admonished to look to the salvation of her soul, to reflect on her misdeeds, and to repent, and show true contrition for them.
1431: The Trial of Joan of Arc (Part 7)
Attestations by the notaries of the trial; subsequent documents such as information given after the execution on many things said by Jeanne at her end and in "articulo mortis." June 8: Letters addressed by the King to the Prelates of the Church, to the Dueks, Counts, and other nobles, and to the cities of France. Recantation of a certain friar who spoke vil of the judge who tried Jeanne. The sentence of the Friar. Copy of the letters addressed by the University of Paris to the Pope, to the Emeror, and to the College of the Cardinals. Partisans of France. Partisans of England.
1492: The Seven Deadly Sins Tumble out of Europe
Running through Old and New Testaments is the stark reality that human rebellion produces a split between those who falsely claim to be his people and those who truly are his people. The latter characteristically obey him, but sometimes they rebel too.