Religion in the Anglo-Saxon England

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  • Created on: 24-10-18 17:13
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  • Religion in Anglo-Saxon England
    • PROBLEM WITH PRIESTS
      • many were poorly educated
      • were allowed to marry
      • the Pope has been seen this as the sign of backwardness and low standarts of English Church
    • BEHAVIOUR AND BELIEFS
      • English people have ignored or failed to live up to the Church's teachings
        • people fond of binge-drinking
        • over-eating
        • people believed in spells and witchcraft
          • before Christianity they had deep-seated beliefs in creatures such as elves and goblins that could do harm
        • indulging in sex especially on what supposed to be holy days
    • ENGLISH LANGUAGE
      • parts of Bible often written in ' old English'
        • sign of independence of English Church
        • normal language for people
    • WORSHIP
      • more rural than on continent
      • ignoring the rule that only the pope can make someone a saint
      • in some parts of the country people gathered to worship around large stone crosses
        • no permanent church buildings
    • CHARACTER OF THE CHURCH
      • brought to England in AD597
      • different tradition in North England - Irish misionaries
        • own form of worship
        • own artistic traditions
          • avoid using straight line

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