ERIC Number: EJ963073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Learning the Faith in England in the Later Middle Ages: Contributions of the Franciscan Friars
Lawson, Kevin E.
Religious Education, v107 n2 p139-157 2012
In popular understanding, the late Middle Ages has been viewed as a time of relative religious ignorance for both laity and clergy. Recent scholarship is indicating a more knowledgeable and vigorous faith experience in this time period. This article examines the major educational ministry renewal of the church in England following the Fourth Lateran Council (1215) up through the eve of the English Reformation, with particular focus on the efforts of the Franciscans in helping people learn the faith through a variety of creative means.
Descriptors: Clergy, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Beliefs, Role of Religion, Hermeneutics, Intellectual History, Intellectual Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Reflection, Scholarship, Medieval History
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)