Learning the Faith in England in the Later Middle Ages: Contributions of the Franciscan Friars
Talbot School of Theology
- 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.
Education, Medieval; Religious education
DOI of Published Version
Lawson, Kevin E., "Learning the Faith in England in the Later Middle Ages: Contributions of the Franciscan Friars" (2012). Faculty Articles & Research. 202.