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Religion Chapter 10

Chapter 10 Vocabulary Words

Christendom The cultural and political atmosphere that came into existence during the High Middle Ages in Europe when nearly everyone was Catholic and Catholicism influenced every aspect of people's lives.
Cruciform The shape or form of a cross.
Crusades Holy wars. To free the holy land from the Muslims.
Crux Means Cross.
Exocommunication a severe penalty imposed by the church for serious sins against the catholic religion, it brings exclusion from participation in the sacramental life of the church.
Feudalism A society strictly organized by the social class.
Friar Men who did their work out in the world rather than in a monastary.
Lay Investure Illict practice by secular leaders to invest or empower a church leader with authority.
Mendicant similar to friars who worked out in the world and beggers because they depended on others for their needs.
Pilgrimage a journey to a shrine or other holy place for spiritual and devotional reasons.
Simony the buying and selling of spiritual things, spiritual service, or church offices.
Transubstantiation Changing the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.
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