Studies In Church History; The Rise Of The Temporal Power.--benefit Of Clergy.--excommunication…

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byHenry Charles Lea

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... new dynasty on a firm foundation, the piety of Carloman soon recognized that the reformation and rebuilding of the church was the surest basis on which to establish power; while Pepin le Bref, as soon as he had seized the crown under papal authority, felt that the fortunes of his house were indissolubly united with those of the hierarchy. The sagacity of Charlemagne recognized not only this, but also that the church was the most efficient instrument that he could use in civilizing the motley aggregation of races which constituted his empire. Thus the first practical step taken by Carloman in the reconstruction of society was the assembling of a council in 742, where he appointed St. Boniface to the primacy of his church, and ordered the convention of a yearly synod to reform the ecclesiastical disorders which seemed to defy all hope oi improvement.2 The same spirit is shown throughout all the legislation of Charlemagne, as, for instance, in the organization of his Saxon conquests in 789. His first act is to divide his newly-acquired territory into eight dioceses, for which he at 1 Capit. Carol. Mag. vin. ann. 80o. Cf. Capit. incerti anni cap. 1 (Baluz. I. 288, 357). How little this accomplished in repressing the martial tendencies of the clergy is seen by a similar prohibition as late as 846.--Capit. Carol. Calvi Tit. vn. cap. 37 (Baluz. II. 24).-Karolomanni Capit. i. ann. 742 cap. 1 (Baluz. I. 108). once appoints bishops; and while he declares his new subjects to be free and uot liable to taxation, he orders the strict payment of tithes for the support of the churches. So, while he decrees the penalty of death for a number of offences, from conspiring to rebel or refusing baptism, down to eating meat in Lent without a dispensation, he adds that...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... new dynasty on a firm foundation, the piety of Carloman soon recognized that the reformation and rebuilding of the chu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217878504

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