Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 University Bulletin
Add to My Bulletin (opens a new window)

HIST 308 - Saints and Sinners of the Middle Ages

3 Credit Hours


This course will examine key questions debated by Christians from the origins of the faith in the Roman era to the end of the Middle Ages, many of which continue to be discussed today. These may include: should Christians use violence at all, and if so, under what circumstances? What is the correct relationship between the Church and the government? What makes a person a saint - celibacy? Harsh asceticism? Aiding the poor? Preaching the Gospel? What is the appropriate role of wealth and property in the life of a dedicated Christian? Should a Christian seeking religious truth rely only on the Bible and revelation, or do logic and scientific inquiry have a role to play? Students will work with primary sources in translation and significant works of modern scholarship. 

This course may be applied to the European history concentration.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  or CRWS 101  

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in history.



Add to My Bulletin (opens a new window)