|Augustine and Catholic Christianization. The Catholicization of Roman Africa, 391 408
|Church and Theology in Middle Ages
|October 8, 2023
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Augustine and Catholic Christianization. The Catholicization of Roman Africa, 391 408
“The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile” by Edwin B. Mullins is a captivating historical account that delves into one of the most intriguing chapters of papal history. Spanning from 1309 to 1377, this meticulously researched and engagingly written book sheds light on the tumultuous period when the papacy was temporarily relocated from Rome to Avignon, France.
In the early 14th century, the Catholic Church faced a series of challenges, including political instability and conflicts within the clergy. Seeking refuge from these troubles, Pope Clement V made the unprecedented decision to establish the papal court in Avignon, a city nestled in the picturesque Rhône Valley. What was initially intended as a temporary solution soon turned into a 67-year-long exile, during which seven popes would reside in Avignon, earning them the moniker “The Popes of Avignon.”
Mullins masterfully unravels the.