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Series: Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 1

Events That Shaped the Medieval Church

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Acts 17:24-27

Three factors played a part in shaping the contours of the medieval church: the decline and fall of the Roman Empire; the migration of barbarian (Germanic) tribes on Rome's northern border; and the civilization-preserving role of monasticism.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 2

The Development of Christendom

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 16:18

This class covers the rise of the papacy and its relationship with the Frankish kings, especially Charlemagne. We also briefly discuss Islam.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 3

Church and State

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 22:21

This class covers events including monastic reform at Cluny, the Investiture Controversy and the standoff between Hildebrand and Henry IV at Canossa. We also discuss the deepening division of Eastern and Western branches of the church that led to the Schism of 1054.