The Roman Church and the Lay Power in the Thirteenth Century

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy

Published in print July 1991 | ISBN: 9780198269250
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600708 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Roman Church and the Lay Power in the Thirteenth Century

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Governments became more active, and there was more awareness of rights as vested in one single authority. They were formalized in established institutions, and two coherent jurisdictions, of church and state, were in confrontation especially over the development of the new phenomenon of papal taxation,. Frederick II renewed the intense hostility between papacy and Hohenstaufen over the control of Italy. Vigorous discussions continued over the nature of papal authority and the rights of the cardinals. The papacy became the victim of its own success: the exploitation of the church as a whole for revenue alienated sympathy and stifled its initiative for reform.

Keywords: Council of Lyon; criticism; emperor; Frederick II; Henry III; Innocent IV; Louis IX; papal taxation

Chapter.  11961 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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