In a discussion with someone on another forum they brought up the Decretales Gregorii. To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t even heard of them prior to his mentioning them. Can someone here provide a little background?
It seems that there was some language that he believes points to a perception that the Popes equated themselves with God. I certainly realize that commentators engaging in language of the time and/or being overly enthusiastic may have used unfortunate hyperbole. I also realize that purposeful mistranslations have been used to bolster week arguments.
Any help would be appreciated.