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Church Medieval

6th grade Role of Church in Medieval Europe ch 3

PERSECUTE To cause a person to suffer because of his or her beliefs
MONASTERY A community of monks
MONK A man who has taken a solemn vow to devote his life to prayer and service to a monastery
CLERGY The body of people, such as priests, who perform the sacred functions of a church
EXCOMMUNICATE To formally deprive a person of membership in a church
SACRAMENT A solemn rite of Christian churches
PILGRIMAGE A journey to a holy site
RELIC An object considered holy because it belonged to or was touched by a saint or other holy person
CONVENT A community of nuns; also called a nunnery
NUN A woman who has taken a sacred vow to devote her life to prayer and service to the church
REHTORIC The study of persuasive writing and speaking
THEOLOGY The study of God and religious truth
NATURAL LAW The concept that there is a universal order built into nature that can guide moral thinking
MONASTICISM A way of life in which men and women withdraw from the rest of the world in order to devote themselves to their faith
RELIGIOUS ORDER A brotherhood or sisterhood of monks, nuns, or friars
FRIAR A memeber of a certain religious order devoted to teaching the works of charity
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