Title

Learning the Faith in England in the Later Middle Ages: Contributions of the Franciscan Friars

Publication Date

4-2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Education, Medieval; Religious education

Publication Title

Religious Education

Volume

107

Issue

2

First Page

139

Last Page

157

DOI of Published Version

10.1080/00344087.2012.660416

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