OpenStudy (anonymous):

"And so as it were at the same moment the master's command is given and the disciple's work is completed, the two things being speedily accomplished together in the swiftness of the fear of God by those who are moved with the desire of attaining life everlasting." This excerpt from the Rule of Benedict demonstrates the.. importance of obedience among monastic orders power of the pope over the Church spread of the Christian faith by missionaries nature of changes to medieval church structure

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

The first. It should be pointed out, however, that the obedience in question was owed to the will of God, and certainly not to any earthly power. Benedictines were expected to go to the stake rather than obey an order from an earthly ruler that conflicted with the will of God. Some did.

6 years ago
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