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History of Protestantism v1 b1 Chapter 04 Papacy from Gregory VII to Boniface VIII

Chapter 4. The Papacy from Gregory VII to Boniface VIII.
The War of Investitures — Gregory VII and Henry IV. — The Mitre Triumphs over the Empire — Noon of the Papacy under Innocent III. — Continued to Boniface VIII. — First and Last Estate of the Roman Pastors Contrasted — Seven Centuries of Continuous Success — Interpreted by some as a Proof that the Papacy is Divine — Seasons explaining this Marvelous Success — Eclipsed by the Gospel’s Progress.

History of Protestantism v1 b1 Chapter 03 Development of the Papacy from Constantine

Chapter 3. Development of the Papacy from Constantine.
Imperial Edicts — Prestige of Some — Fall of the Western Empire — The Papacy seeks and finds a New Basis of Power — Christ’s Vicar — Conversion of Gothic Nations — Pepin and Charlemagne — The Lombard’s and the Saracens — Forgeries and False Decretals — Election of the Roman Pontiff.