The Middle Ages are a forgotten millennium spanning from the late 5th century until the 15th century. After the fall of the Roman empire, the world looked sharply different as power decentralized, populations declined and the optimism of the Greek and Roman world disappeared. How did the church change, and how can we learn from the church of that time? Join us as we explore some of the major developments of the medieval church and learn how they’ve shaped the world today. Each Sunday, we’ll share a recorded lecture and primary text reading. There will be an optional 45-minute discussion the following Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
Below you can find the previous classes and primary text readings:
Week 3: John Wycliffe
You can find our third class on John Wycliffe here.
Week 2: The Medieval Papacy
You can find our second class on the medieval papacy here, along with a reading from Gregory the Great’s Pastoral Rule.
Week 1: The Historical Context – the fall of Rome and the growth of the church
You can find our first class on the historical context for the church in the Middle Ages here along with a reading from Augustine’s City of God.