1. Canon Law: During the time period described (c. 900-1100 AD), canon law was a fundamental Church practice. The Church believed that it was responsible for regulating religious life and laying down laws to ensure there was peace and order within its community. Canon law consisted of both papal decrees and rulings from bishops, abbots, and other church leaders throughout Europe which provided a cohesive body of legal decisions on issues such as marriage, inheritance, property rights, and even criminal cases. This set of rules enabled clergy to resolve disputes without needing to rely on secular courts or punishments which could be seen as contrary to Church teachings.
From Thomas Bokenkotter’s book, identify three Church practices from the time period described (c. 900-1100 AD).
2. Pilgrimages: One of the most popular practices during this time period were pilgrimages – often referred to in Latin as “peregrinatio”. This practice involved travelling long distances on foot while engaging in prayerful activities such as visiting churches or sites associated with saints throughout Europe and offering prayers at these locations upon arrival. These journeys were often undertaken with great difficulty but could provide spiritual rewards if completed successfully; many people also sought out physical healing at these sites by seeking out relics or holy waters associated with them as well.
3. Monasticism: Cenobitic monasticism first surfaced around the 4th century AD; however, it began growing significantly during the 900-1100 AD timeframe due to increased support from prominent members of society like Charlemagne who championed the movement’s expansion across Europe . Monasteries served not only as centers of worship but also education where monks studied theology, philosophy, Latin grammar and literature using materials obtained through copying manuscripts from libraries in Rome . Monks also tended gardens where they grew medicinal herbs used for curing sickness amongst local populations . As part of their daily discipline , monks would pray together several times a day , observe strict dietary rules , fast regularly , read scripture for hours every day , avoid worldly amusements and undertake manual labor such as tilling fields or weaving cloths .