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Personal Perspective on the Medieval Christian Church
should be dainty judging by your face (lines 20-21 of The Host s words to Chaucer) stresses the idea that the pilgrims were expecting an enjoyable tale based only on his looks. A twisted and ironic mind, hasbasically defined himself throughhis work for a similarly corrupt church. The personification of the deadly sins, along with his storyof the three greedymen that eventually perish at the hands of their sin is a distinct medievaldevice. The words cleric andclerk have the same origin, and every nobleman would have at least onepriest to act as a secretary. The relative importance of spiritual and secular power in theworld was a constant question inthe middle ages with both secular emperors and kings, and the popesasserting their claims to rule bydivine authority with Gods commands for Gods people proceeding out oftheir mouths. Never fixed or static, the church experienced remarkable periods of change between the sixth and sixteenth centuries. After offering the host the first pardon (For he is most envoluped insinne and, supposedly, theequivalent of Chaucer the host berates the pardoner, saying, I wolde Ihadde thy coilons inmyn hond In stede of relikes or of saintuarye./ Lat cutte him. Not only was magic a pagan tradition that persisted throughout theMiddle other tradition, changing at the time, reflected the transition from worshipping the unseenforces in the world as manygods, to one, omnipotent God.
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Different Goals of Indian and Christian Religions
The Medieval mindset was verydifferent. This tale has been said by many to be boring and out of place however it adds to the development of Chaucer s character. Thisprocess was spearheadedby the papacy and reached its pinnacle under Pope Innocent III in the early13th Century. The power of the Church is often over-emphasized. Augustine wasnot the most diplomaticof men, and managed to antagonize many people of power and influence inBritain, not least amongthem the native British churchmen, who had never been particularly eager tosave the souls of theAnglo-Saxons who had brought such bitter times to their people. Monks renounced all their worldly belongings andby taking vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, joined a community of monks.