Innocent III

From WikiChristian
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pope Innocent III

Innocent III was a Roman Catholic Pope, reigning from 1198 AD until 1216 AD.

Evaluation of the influence of Innocent III

Innocent III is widely viewed as one of the most significant of all popes. He was intimately involved in the temporal affairs of worldy kingdoms and politics reflecting his understanding of the pope as having special authority on earth on behalf of God. Innocent III argued using Matthew 16:19 as an analogy, that the pope gave powers to and authorized kings, and so viewed it as his right to assess the morality of claimants to thrones. Using this as his basis he exercised significant power in the Holy Roman Empire leadership struggles of his day, supporting one monarch over another and excommunicating those he disapproved of.



Return to Papacy

This biographical article is a stub. You can help WikiChristian by expanding it


Note to users: The wiki is currently operating in safe mode. Editing is limited to users with certain privileges in order to deal with spam. You can create a new user account, and confirm your email ID in order to obtain ability to edit pages. Learn how to be an editor or sysop at WikiChristian.

Sponsors: WikiChristian is supported by W8MD's NYC weight loss, sleep and medical aesthetic centers.