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General Beliefs

During this time,  earthly life was very unimportant and people believed it to be wretched or bad.   Earthly life was used as to prepare for life after death.  They were taught that life in heaven is the reward for the right behavior on earth.  For this reason,  people looked forward to the future and valued it over present life.   There was a strong belief in hell and heaven and they thought that when the time came,  they would be summoned to account for their life.  The goods that life had to offer were thought of as illusions so people de-empahsized life's values because they were precautious.

Beliefs of Seven

7 Deadly Sins Pride Greed Luxury Envy Gluttony Lust Anger
7 Cardinal Virtues Wisdom Courage Justice Faith Self-control Love Hope
7 Sacraments Baptism Marriage Confession Confirmation Ordenation Mass Excommunication
7 Works of Mercy Feed hungry Give drink to thirsty Clothe the naked Visit the sick House homeless Randsom captives Bury dead

Man Defiled

Medieval people thought that each person's place in the world had been decided by God.  Society, they believed, was made up of three groups:  nobles, clergy, and peasants. Each group had duties towards the others:  the nobles to defend them, the clergy to look after their souls, and the peasants to grow their food.  In early medieval times most people fitted roughly into these categories.  Later on the growth of trade created a new class, the burghers, or town dwellers.  By 1215 Man began to believe that he could control his own destiny.  Social classes such as the upper, middle, and lower classes still existed.  Skills became very valued and life less church oriented.  With Man being able to control his destiny, the negative asspects of man became evident such as greed, self-centered, and immoral.

Beliefs in Nature

During early medievalism mishappenings in nature were said to be the work of Satin or God`s anger.  Later medievalism became beautiful to people.