Content

Immense creativity, great energy and remarkable displays of faith marked the church of the Middle Ages, from the revival of the western ‘Roman Empire’ in 800 to the Empire’s demise in the East in 1453. This era saw matters of religion and faith touch all aspects of life and so this unit looks at the interplay between religion and the rest of medieval society. Topics to be considered include relations with Islam & Judaism, heresy, superstition & magic, doctrinal reform, women, schools, crusades and popular religion. A better understanding of the deep roots of modern religion in the Middle Ages enriches our understanding of the contemporary church.

Unit Code: CH2015Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify the pertinent elements of the historical context of the mediaeval church

2.

Analyse critically primary and secondary sources for mediaeval church history

3.

Engage in historical analysis of the practices of both official and popular religion

4.

Present a sustained argument in mediaeval church history about a nominated issue

5.

Demonstrate awareness of historiographical issues in mediaeval studies

Unit sequence

CH1001Y

Pedagogy

  1. Teaching methods Lecture, seminars, tutorials

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Document Study

Document Study (1500 words)

35.0
Essay

Research Essay (3000 words)

65.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-18 08:34:31 +1100