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Romanesque chapel

 

The great human task that the Popes of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries set themselves was to improve the world through science and law. In order to achieve their end, they instigated a revolution from which a new civilisation, an amalgam of Athens, Rome and Jerusalem, emerged.

In this revolution, scientific and legal reasoning were put at the service of biblical ethics and the sense of human progress. The Holy Scriptures formed a focal point for all the cultures of the age and Christianity became the vehicle through which rational human nature could be developed to the full.