Western Civ

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  1. Fortuna
    Goddess of fortune and good luck
  2. Asceticism
    Practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline
  3. Anticlericalism
    Opposed to clericalism or to the interference or influence of the clergy in secular affairs
  4. Purgatory
    A place or state of punishment wherein according to Roman Catholic doctrine the souls of those who die in God's grace may make satisfaction for past sins and so become fit for heaven
  5. Zealots
    Fanatic people
  6. Virtu
    Pride, bravery, strength and an amount of ruthlessness
  7. Eschantological
    The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind
  8. Gnosis
    Intuitive apprehension of spiritual truths, an esoteric form of knowledge sought by the Gnostics.
  9. Black Death
    The great epidemic of bubonic plague that killed a large part of the population of Europe in the mid 14th century.
  10. Pharisees
    A self-righteous or sanctimonious person.
  11. Great Schism
    • The breach between the Eastern and Western Christian churches, traditionally dated to 1054 and becoming final in 1472.
    • The period 1378–1417, when the Western (Roman) Church was divided by the creation of antipopes.
  12. "Courtly Love" Movement
    • Women (upperclass) are allowed to come out and socialize with men
    • Women are getting educated
    • Women are semi-divine
  13. Flagellants
    A person who subjects themselves or others to flogging, either as a religious discipline or for sexual gratification.
  14. Millenarianism
    Belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations.
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Western Civ
2012-12-12 20:10:43
Western Civ

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