10 sentences with 'captivity'

Example sentences and phrases with the word captivity and other words derived from it.

« The Prophetic Movement lasted from the period before the Assyrian invasion of Israel through the Babylonian captivity of the Jews, from about 750 BCE - 550 BCE. »
« Likewise, during the Babylonian captivity, the prophet Ezekiel predicted the liberation of the Hebrews if they remained true to their faith, and they were indeed liberated thanks to Cyrus (who admired older cultures such as Hebrew, as the Persians were originally semi-nomadic). »
« The Babylonian captivity began when Pope Boniface VIII issued a papal bull (formal injunction) in 1303 to the effect that all kings must recognise his authority even over their own kingdoms, a challenge he issued in response to the taxes kings levied on Church property. »
« This situation was soon described as a new Babylonian captivity by clergy and laity alike (especially in Italy), comparing the papacy's presence in France to the enslavement of the ancient Jews in Babylon. »
« The most important consequence of the Babylonian captivity and the Great Western Schism was simple: the moral and spiritual authority of the ecclesiastical hierarchy was seriously undermined. »
« An unexpected "benefit" for Italy was actually the Babylonian captivity and the Great Western Schism: because the authority of the popes was so limited, Italian cities found it easy to operate with little papal interference, and powerful Italian families often intervened directly in the election of popes when it suited them. »
« Taking advantage of the fragmentation of the Church during the time of the Babylonian captivity and the Great Western Schism, Italian bankers also came to charge interest on loans, becoming the first Christians to defy the Church's prohibition on "usury" on a continuous and regular basis. »
« Whatever their moral failings, the Popes restored Rome's importance as a city after it had fallen to a population of less than 25,000 during the Babylonian captivity. »
« In short, from the Renaissance era onwards, all was not well with the Church. The Babylonian captivity and the Great Western Schism undermined the authority of the Church. »
« While slaveholders in Virginia and elsewhere claimed to be acting in defence of freedom, they held thousands of slaves in captivity, a fact that the British chose to exploit. »

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