Course: Medieval Church History

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Course title Medieval Church History
Course code KCD/CD02
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Hlinka Vít, Mgr. Th.D.
Course content
Evangelization of Europe - Franks, Germanic tribes, Anglo-Saxons, Slavs. The development of religious and political circumstances in Byzantium. The split of the Eastern and Western Churches. Sts Cyril and Methodius´s missions. Gregorian reform, the Church emancipation and the zenith of papal power. The Crusades. The Church in the Medieval Czech state. The development of new forms of monastic life. The Mendicant orders. The fight of the Papacy and imperial power in the Middle Ages. Medieval heresies, the councils of the Late Middle Ages in Lateran and Lyon. Medieval man, his world and religiosity. Devotio moderna. The Avignon Papacy and the Great Papal Schism. The Church in Czech Lands in the period of Luxemburg rule. The Hussite movement, the Hussite wars and the development of the Czech Church in the 15th century. The Council of Vienne, Constance and Basel. Conciliarism.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to understand the Church history in the Middle Ages in various manifestations of its life.
Students will learn to understand the continuity, complexity, and relativity of the historical development of the Church in the Middle Ages and to be able to form their own judgement on the activities in the present.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Acquisition of basic literature, active participation in the lectures, written assignment.
Recommended literature
  • Bloch Marc. (2004). Králové divotvůrci. Studie o nadpřirozenosti přisuzované královské moci, zejména ve Francii a Anglii. Praha.
  • Fiala Zdeněk. (1968). Předhusitské Čechy. Praha.
  • Hledíková Zdeňka. (2010). Svět české středověké církve. Praha.
  • Jedin Hubert - Latourette Kenneth Scott - Martin Jochen. (2004). Atlas zur Kirchengeschichte. Die christlichen Kirchen in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Freiburg - Basel - Wien.
  • Kadlec Jaroslav. (1993). Dějiny katolické církve II. Olomouc.
  • Kadlec Jaroslav. (1991). Přehled českých církevních dějin 1. Praha.
  • Kejř Jiří. (2000). Husův proces. Praha.
  • Kejř Jiří. (2009). Jan Hus známý i neznámý (Resumé knihy, která nebude napsána). Praha.
  • Lawrence Hugh. (2001). Dějiny středověkého mnišství. Praha - Brno.
  • MAcek Josef. (2001). Víra a zbožnost jagellonského věku. Praha.
  • Schatz Klaus. (2002). Dějiny papežského primátu. Brno.
  • Spunar Pavel. (1995). Kultura středověku. Praha.
  • Šmahel František. (1993). Husitská revoluce 1-4. Praha.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology Catholic Theology (2) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer