Why were deaf individuals banned from churches in the middle ages?
Deaf individuals could not hear the word of God
The churches are usually made of stone and that will last through fire, weather, and war. The ones that were wooden didn't last due to all of the reasons above. Plus, the churches you see today have been rebuilt, remodeled, and added to so they really aren't the same church that existed in the middle ages.
They had glass in ancient times, and continued to make it in the Middle Ages. In fact, there was a glass makers guild in Italy that may have predated the Middle Ages. They used glass to make stained glass windows in churches. They also invented spectacles during the Middle Ages, and there are medieval pictures of people using them for reading.
What churches were made out of depended on the time and place. Many, perhaps most, churches were built of stone. In places where there was no stone, churches were often built of brick. Some churches were built of wood with timbered construction, and some of these had the open areas filled with wattle and daub, which is mats woven from reeds and covered with daub.
The languages used by the Churches remained the same from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, Latin for the Roman Church, and Greek for the Eastern Orthodox. The Reformation did, however, produces new language usages in the vernacular as new Churches developed. So German began to be used by Lutherans in Germany, English was used in the Anglican Church, and in Eastern Europe, new Churches were forming with their own language usages, with such languages…
Early in the Middle Ages, there were some Celtic Christians in the Anglo Saxon Kingdoms, but the Anglo Saxons mostly converted from their pagan religion to the Catholic Christianity. These two Churches gradually combined in time. There were some Jews in England during the High Middle Ages. And there were also a fairly large numbers of heretics, mostly Lollards, who were precursors to the Protestant Churches.
yes the churches in the middle ages were corrupt because they thought that they could tax on everything including the crops the peasants grew. They also charged a large fee for women that entered the church to become nuns. Basically, the church spent more time thinking about how to get more money instead of trying to get their religious message across hope this helps
Yes. There where other sects that formed throughout the ages, but they are not properly constituted or defined as Churches in the Historical sense of that term as it has been used and defined by the Church Herself. The term Church applies to the visible organized Universal Expansion of God's Covenant with man. There is the Church Universal, and there are"particular churches" which comprise it. Ergo there was no other Church during the middle ages…