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8th Grade Chapter 4

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Samantha Rosetti

on 28 January 2013

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Invasion of Many Sides These armies of Islam conquered much of the Middle East, all of North Africa, and most of Spain- Christian centers fell to them monks became the great evangelizers and spread the good news of Jesus Christ during the period of history that we often call the Early Middle Ages Monasticism/ Monastic Life after the Benedictine came the order of Cistercians 5th Century the Roman Empire faced great challenge and gradually declined Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem daily contact men and women dedicate their lives to the worship of God and to live the Christian life more fully Changing Times Trials and New beginnings Chapter 4 Germanic tribes crossed the border and occupied large sections of the empire- the once powerful Roman Empire basically disappeared by about the year 500 7th and 8th Centuries, new and even more powerful threat came out of the East- Muslim armies of Arabia- followers of Muhammad Muhammad-united the warring tribes of Arabia with his message of one true God, Allah. If the Catholic Church was to survive in western Europe, it would have to evangelize and convert Pagans to Catholicism How could they convert them? Christians began to gather together in remote areas in religious communities called Monasteries
Christian Monks came in contact with the pagan people countryside a movement that is still a vital part of the Church today Benedictine motto "work and prayer"- reflected the fact that the monks' daily routine was divided between manual labor in the fields and community prayer at fixed times during the day and night powerhouse of prayer and work followed a very strict rule that combined a full routine of prayer and manual labor with little sleep and meager food- monasteries in remote areas away from distractions of everyday life variety of religious orders arose in the Middle Ages- reform themselves were signs of the spiritual strength and creativity of the Christian monastic movement
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