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TITLE Medieval Church History 800 - 1563

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course


DEPARTMENT Church History, Patrology and Palaeochristian Arch

DESCRIPTION The main objective of the study of Church History during the Middle Ages is to gain a better and clearer comprehension of the formative centuries both for Europe and Christianity. The student will be led to understand developments within the Church herself.

The study-unit highlights the development of Church-State relations and the different theories supporting them. It is taken for granted that the popes always lived in Rome- the sojourn (1305-1378) of the papacy in Avignon is a saga in itself. The Church is always in the process of reform. The different movements which contributed to this, were initiated either by the lay powers or the hierarchy. Church Councils, new religious orders as well as heresies formed part of this reform movement! Unfortunately divisions within the Church occurred as well throughout its history. The study-unit deals with the Eastern (1054) and Western Schisms (1378-1417) as well as with the Protestant and Catholic Reformation during the sixteenth century.

Reading List:

• Bokenkotter T., A Concise History of the Catholic Church, New York-London 1990
• Jedin H., (ed)., History of the Church, vols. II-IV, London-New York 1969/1970
• Lynch J. H., The Medieval Church. A brief history, London-New York 1998

ADDITIONAL NOTES Preferably a working knowledge of history


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Konrad Grech

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