This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the Middle Ages – The Power of the Church & The Great Schism. The total number of slides is 40. Each power point presentation is highly editable, so you can change them or reorder the slides to fit your individual needs.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, The Role of the Church in the High Middle Ages and contains 24 slides.
The Roman Catholic Church was the center of Medieval life. Almost every village had a church, larger towns and cities had cathedrals. Church bells rang out the hours, called people to worship and sounded warnings of impending dangers.
The local church was the center of community activity. Services were held several times per day. Town meetings, plays and concerts we held at the church. Merchants set up business around the church.
People looked for the local church for education, to tend to the poor, sick, and needy, and to explain the world events. Prayer and devotion to the church they believed would keep them from disasters and provide salvation for their souls.
The Medieval Church had become very powerful!
The Church Takes Shape
The Church Organizes
Church Power Increases
Gregory VII and Henry IV
Sacraments and Salvation
Arts and Entertainment
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Power point presentation #2 is entitled, The Middle Ages - The Great Schism of 1054 and contains 16 slides.
The Great Schism, also known as the East-West Schism, was the event that divided "Chalcedonian" Christianity into Western (Roman) Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. Though normally dated to 1054, when Pope Leo IX and Patriarch Michael I excommunicated each other, the East-West Schism was the result of an extended period of estrangement between the two bodies of churches.
The primary causes of the Schism were disputes over papal authority -- the Roman Pope claimed he held authority over the 4 Eastern patriarchs, while the 4 eastern patriarchs claimed that the primacy of the Patriarch of Rome was only honorary, and thus he had authority only over Western Christians -- and over the insertion of the filioque clause into the Nicene Creed. There were other, less significant catalysts for the Schism, including variance over liturgical practices and conflicting claims of jurisdiction.
In 2004, Pope John Paul II extended a formal apology for the sacking of Constantinople in 1204; the apology was formally accepted by Patriarch Bartholomew I. Bartholomew, together with other heads of self-governed Eastern Churches were present at Pope John Paul's funeral on April 8, 2005. This is the first time for many centuries that an Ecumenical Patriarch has attended the funeral of a Pope and has been interpreted to mean that dialogue towards reconciliation might have started.
The Great Schism
Causes of the Schism
Origins of the Issues
The Pope’s Power
The Catalyst of the Great Schism (2)
Pope John Paul II Funeral
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