|Module Title||THE CHALLENGE TO CHRISTENDOM|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Phillipp Schofield|
|Semester||Intended for use in future years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Other staff||Dr Bjorn Weiler|
|Mutually Exclusive||HY31820 , HY31120|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 Hours (2 x 2 hours)|
|Assessment||Essay||2 x 2,500 word essays||30%|
To introduce the issues raised by the history of the church in the later middle ages and to provide a broad survey of religious and ecclesiastical activity and its social and political impact in Western Europe between the Fourth and Fifth Lateran Councils. The structure is intended to provide for the analysis of themes within a chronological framework.
The module identifies the nature and characteristics of the medieval church and the place it occupied in contemporary spiritual life, assesses its impact on, and relationship with, secular politics and social issues and explores the main areas in which orthodox members of the church felt themselves to be challenged.