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Aurelian; started this persecution but was murdered shortly thereafter by own soldiers.
able men raised up by God to expound on Scriptures, defend the faith, and champion the cause of Christ
Roman empire divided into East and West/ byzantium renamed constantinople and made capital of Eastern Roman (byzantine) empire
argument whether or not people should worship icons: pictures or sculptures of mary, Jesus, and the saints
under this emperor the Byzantium empire was at its greatest height since Justinian the Great
developed by cyril, based on Greek alphabet *became the foundation for russian and slavic alphabets
belief that the bread and juice literally becomes actual body and blood of Christ
artifacts (man made) ordinary object given significance and considered to have special powers
first great Frankish military and political leader, inherited the position of tribal king form his father; professed Christianity; baptized on Christmas day with 3,000 of his soldiers
Charlemagne (charles the great)
empire was the largest since the roman empire; wanted to be a Christian emperor; crowned Charles Augustus and Emperor of the Romans onChristmas day 800
Treaty of Verdun
empire was divided between; Lothair the Elder, Charles the Bald, and Louis the German
controversy between pope Gregory VII and Henry IV about who had the power to appoint church officials
Pope Innocent III
helped the papacy attain the zenith of its power; and he excommunicated King John and place and interdict on his kingdom
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