Tag Archive: Boniface VIII

Jul 25

July 25: Churches v. Medicine

Guy de Chauliac

Church opposition to surgery, dissection and the study of anatomy slowed the development of medicine.

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May 23

May 23: Dante Alighieri


This “great Catholic poet” – you might as well call him the only great Catholic poet – rejected or ignored much of the theology of his church.

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Jan 27

January 27: Are Indulgences “Sold”?

Sale of Indulgences (circa 1530, woodcut by Jörg Breu the Elder)

one could pay money, get change, and receive a piece of paper with which one got remission of sin. The price is stipulated and there is no indulgence without “alms.” That sounds like a sale.

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