Introduction. Islam And Medieval Christianity Have Had

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Introduction Islam and Medieval Christianity have had a combative attitude towards each other. Islam considers Jesus as a continuation of the line of the Prophets, while Christians consider Jesus as the Son of God who came to redeem the world from its fallen nature. These two religions are one two of the largest religions across the world and impact billions of people. Some individuals in both religions view each other as infidels and the only recourse is to remove them from the society at large. The warring nature of these two Abrahamic religions allowed for them to develop in differing ways in Western and Eastern Europe. The growth of Islamic during the 600s to the 1500s made changes to Christianity by making the Pope a powerful…show more content…
Islam did not have a direct hand in feudalism creation, but the constant threat that had been posed by Islamic raiders from the South produced the need for troops. At the Battle of Tours in 733, Charles Martel defeated a larger Islamic raiding force and ultimately throwing them out of France for the rest of the Middle Ages. Over time, feudalism was sold as God’s method of organizing society into the three classes: those that pray, those that fight, and those that work. Feudalism would have continued do to the strength of the Catholic Church, but broke down because of an agricultural revolution, the Black Death, and a rise of merchant capitalism that finally died out in the 1500s. The consistent invasion by foreign powers and the warring stature between the rival European states made the clergy especially the Pope a powerful political leader. The Pope was considered the leader of the Western Catholic Church and in the medieval world, became a political ruler. Initially, Jesus had stated that his kingdom was not of this world, and the church was often at odds with the Roman state. It was not until Emperor Constantine that the church was able to be tolerated under the Edict of Milan. However, Muhammed was from the outset a political and religious ruler and that Muhammed was a religious and political ruler. Later rulers became guardians of the Quran and raised the stature of the faith through conquest and

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