The History of the Catholic Church

Chapter 4: The High Middle Ages Scholars Universities


The High Middle Ages Scholars Universities


Film Focus: This video discourages the notion that the Middle Age can be called the “Dark Ages” in any way by explaining that during the Middle Ages we first see the rise of the first universities.


Text Focus: Pgs. 130-133


Discussion Questions:


1.   How was learning viewed in the Middle Ages?

2.  How is this different from how we view learning today?

3.  Is there a sense in which all knowledge is religious knowledge? Explain and defend you answer.

4.  What things were happening the world that set the stage for the rise of the university system in the Middle Ages?

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