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Year 8: Church History: Middle Ages


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The Great Schism (1054)

Articles from Britannica School (Loreto resource)

Books from the Library

More books from the Library can be found via the History of Christianity reading list.

Church in the Middle Ages

"The Church was the single most dominant institution in medieval life, its influence pervading almost every aspect of people's lives. Its religious observances gave shape to the calendar; its sacramental rituals marked important moments in an individual's life (including baptism, confirmation, marriage, the eucharist, penance, holy orders and the last rites); and its teachings underpinned mainstream beliefs about ethics, the meaning of life and the afterlife."

Monasticism - Western Middle Ages

Discusses the four major monastic movements in Medieval Britain - the Benedictines, Cluniacs, Cistercians and Carthusians.

The Crusades

Saint Francis of Assisi