Decretals: Claims of Popes = God


#1

Hi,

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.

Thanks,

Eric


#2

See here for a mention in Wikipedia.


#3

Oops, that was actually the Dictatus papae


#4

Eric, this has been discussed several times here; this is one such discussion that should help:

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=128833&highlight=decretals


#5

Thank you!

I appreciate the help.

Eric


#6

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