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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Renaissance Papacy

As a contributing author to many writing sites, it sometimes happens that I post my history and archaeology articles there first. I didn't want any of you to miss out, so I am posting an excerpt from my latest piece titled "The Renaissance Papacy at the End of the Great Schism".

The Papacy of the Renaissance encompassed the line of popes from the conclusion of the Great Schism to the beginning of the Reformation in the early 16th century. The papacy had maintained its supremacy, although their moral ethics had overshadowed their ability to rule as religious figures. The Catholic Church was on the decline, and the popes were exerting their warlike efforts on society. However, there was still a focus on cultural affairs, as Rome was becoming a literary and artistic center of the Renaissance. It quite simply was a time where the latter overshadowed the pope’s duties as spiritual leaders to the people. Read More about my article on the Renaissance Papacy

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