St. James’ Sunday Bible Study Lectures
May 3, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lecture # 29
May 3, 2020 11:45 am. To 1:00 pm.
The split between East and West in the 11th century occasioned by the filioque controversy shows how independent the Catholic tradition, headed by the pope, had become from the imperial Orthodox tradition. In the West, the world shaped by popes, kings, and monks was called simply “Christendom,” and it was a world that was pervasively and profoundly Christian in coloration if not always in character. From the 10th through the 12th centuries, moreover, monasticism was the dominant formal expression of Christianity in the Catholic West, with hundreds of separate communities and many thousands of adherents. In this lecture, we’ll look at three famous monastic houses of the medieval period and the forms of reform and renewal each represented.