King Henry VIII took power away from the Catholic Church which impacted the role of the Church in society for centuries to come. Henry wanted to take power away from the Pope by creating the Church of England which would allow him to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. This was a blow to power that the Church had never seen before, and many monarchs and leaders all over the world followed in England's footsteps in the years to come and slowly took power away from the Church and gave more power to the state.
created superstitions for to the people to scare them so they would come to church because they were scared
In the 1500s the Catholic Church had a lot of power. The church had built up their power of the years and priests themselves had a lot of power.
Roman Catholic AnswerThe Roman Catholic Church was established by Jesus Christ from the Cross and was confirmed by the Holy Spirit on Pentecost who perdures in the Church until the end of the age. The Church is both the Mystical Body of Christ AND His most holy Spouse. Obviously any power that She has comes from God.
It probably came from church as people are supposed to come to church as they are, as they are cleansed there and not before.
The nobility and the king had power, but over them was the Catholic Church. The church was the ultimate power over everyone.
Technically the power of the Holy Roman Emperor comes from the Pope since Charlemagne was given this title by the Pope for protecting the Catholic Church from Lombards.
The Church gained power after the Roman empire fell. For many years, Christians were persecuted by Roman emperors who were strongly opposed to the Church. When the Roman empire was falling, Constantine went into power and allowed Christians to practice their faith openly. Romans turned to the religion to hold on to their many traditions and practices, which is why the Church is heavily influenced by Roman culture. More and more people turned to Christianity during the fall of Rome which allowed the Church to gain the power it needed to survive over many centuries.
The Leaders of the church have the power, and is derived from God.
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Roman Catholic AnswerThe only "power" that the Church has is that of her Blessed Lord. As it is His teachings that she proclaims, it is His power that she uses to uphold them.
The Church still has the power of the people because they're extremely rich. ANSWER The Church has power mainly over the uneducated, but also uses the power of guilt and the unknown to influence people to remain under its control.
to keep the church from gaining too much power and control over government. perhaps the colonists were thinking of the crusades and didn't want the church ever having that kind of power again. look what they did with it the first time around - and in point of fact, the church is still wielding its power, only it's slightly more hidden from the public eye. also, the church kept knowledge hidden from the public at large - if churches had power over school systems, children would learn nothing useful or be able to advance to colleges and universities. the church doesn't like people who can think, because people who can think might come to realize that "religion" is myth. people may also come to realize that they can hold their beliefs of a religious nature with out the church - and there would go the churches' money and power. ultimately, the colonists realized that, to advance knowledge and escape superstition, to allow for education, the church should be kept out of government.
The Pope has no power over the Orthodox Church. There are 7 Patriarchs, who are equivalent to a Pope.
money in the church
The church was Catholic so it was the Pope and the priests.
He reformed the church so he could get divorced.
because people didn't git killed as often for questioning the masters A.K.A CHURCH Wrong, the church lost power because of the unification of the "new monarchs". It was no longer church over state, as this was a threat to the sovereign power of the monarch. Not only that, but before that an event known as the Great Schism took place and the church lost a lot of reputation then. Then there was the Avignon papacy, which really screwed the church over. That is why the church lost power during the Renaissance.
The church had higher power
church had so much power over the people. After Black Death people lost their faith and church lost power.
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The Catholic Church was both church and government because it could tell the king what to do. The power of the king came from God and the church was the connection between man and God. The church set the rules for society, the crown, and everything.
the government was theocratic and the church had all power to make decisions. Power was also given to the state but by the church.
It gave the Church the power to appoint bishops and other religious leaders