Entmachtung und Selbstzerstörung des Papsttums (1302–1414)
The history of the church in the 14th century was determined by transferring the Pope’s residence to Avignon and by the Great Western Schism after 1378. Additional challenges confronting the church were the far-reaching social and cultural changes of the time as well as the devastating effects of the plague.
Based on historical sources, this textbook and reference guide presents the history of the papal church with special emphasis on the monastic and lay movements of this period. The dispute about poverty, the practice of piety, heresies, and the relationship of Christianity to Judaism and the Islam are also discussed.
The book addresses historians, theologians and teachers of religion. Students may also profit from this volume in preparing their exams.