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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
A thorough understanding of public opinion on the medieval ecclesiastical system is of great importance for the proper interpretation of the events leading up to the Reformation. The necessity of this becomes more apparent when we consider the vital position of the Church in the medieval system and the direct and immediate bearing it had on the daily pursuits, welfare, and happiness of the peoples of Western Europe not only as members of the Church, the Alleinseligmachende, but also as subjects of actual or, at least, theoretical feudal fiefs of the Apostolic See.
Nordsieck, R, "Public Opinion in Germany on the Papacy and the Hierarchy During the Fourteenth Century and the Early Conciliar Period" (1929). Bachelor of Divinity. 661.
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