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  1. The Church in the Middle Ages

  2. The Church was the center of medieval life. • The people believed that their souls could only be saved through the Church

  3. The Church owned a large amount of land • This made many Church officials powerful lords

  4. The Church became rich from its share of the crops and money from tithes.

  5. The Church had its own set of laws- Canon Laws • The Church excommunicated those who did not obey rules

  6. Monasteries and convents were centers of learning • Monks and nuns preserved ancient writings