Medieval Christianity: Imagination, Images, and Ideas

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Medieval Christianity: Imagination, Images, and Ideas

  • Associate Professor of History, Kean University
15 Lectures (5 Discs)
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This brilliantly taught course will ignite your imagination and inspire your faith.

Throughout history, we have created images to understand our relationships with other Christians, the wider world, and God. For medieval men and women, those images came from Christendom. Christianity was the air they breathed: Christian ideas, devotions, and beliefs shaped their perspectives and mindsets.

Can we unearth their worldview today? Medieval Christianity: Imagination, Images, and Ideas transports you to the fascinating world of the men and women who came before us. With award-winning professor Christopher M. Bellitto as your guide, you’ll explore history and legends, heroes and threats, triumphs and disasters, literature and devotions.

Many associate the Middle Ages with clichés of naïve, gullible peasants. You will discover, though, that medieval Christians lived in a world of religious wonder to make sense of their earthly lives. Prof. Bellitto’s remarkable lectures will imbue you with a similar sense of wonder.

As you move through the course, you will enrich your spirituality by seeing your own world with new eyes. As Andrew Greeley says in The Catholic Imagination, we transcend our daily lives by making connections between the here-and-now and religious beliefs. Imagination, in short, sanctifies the ordinary and helps us achieve mindfulness.

In this state of mindfulness, you will view life as medieval men and women did: a marvelous journey that draws you closer to God.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • The Medieval Christian Imagination
  • Parish Life and Devotions
  • Saints and Sainthood: Miracles or Magic?
  • Feasts and Festivals: Christmas, Easter, and Lots of Holy Days
  • Black Death and the Art of Dying Well
  • Gothic Art and Architecture
  • Pilgrimage and Crusades
  • Knights Templar: Medieval Heroes—and Heretics?
  • Becket: A Medieval Martyr
  • Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: A Window on the Church
  • Mysticism: The Height of Medieval Spirituality
  • Hildegard of Bingen: A Medieval “Renaissance Woman”
  • King Arthur: History and Legend
  • Inquisition: History and Legend
  • Pope Joan: History and Legend
About Your Presenter

Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., is an award-winning historian and Professor of History at Kean University in New Jersey. He received a Ph.D. in History from Fordham University. He is the author of ten books and the co-editor of six others; his writing has been honored by the American Catholic Historical Association and the Catholic Press Association. A frequent public speaker and media commentator on Church history and contemporary Catholicism, he has appeared on the History and Travel channels, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other radio and television stations. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Dr. Bellitto’s books include Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible (Paulist Press, 2016), 101 Questions and Answers on Popes and the Papacy (Paulist Press, 2008), The Living Church and Church History 101 (Liguori Publications, 2011, 2008), and the companion volumes Renewing Christianity: A History of Church Reform from Day One to Vatican II and The General Councils: A History of the 21 Church Councils from Nicaea to Vatican II (Paulist Press,...

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Summer 2018 Survey
Having had a minimalistic approach to the history of Christianity in college, I found this program most informative. Review by Gerald Chmiel, Millbury, Ohio (Posted on 7/2/2018)
Summer Survey: July 2017
Professor Bellito is funny and informative. I love the way he organizes and structures this knowledge,and keeps it alive and very interesting with great asides and anecdotes. A poor professor can drain the life out of any subject, even one you love. A great professor can bring any subject to life, even one in which you don't have a great familiarity with. Review by Mark Salerno 509 south spooner street madison wisconsin 53711 USA (Posted on 7/4/2017)
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