Cathedral Schools and Scholasticism Feb. 9

Cathedral Schools and Scholasticism Feb. 9 - Lecture Topics...

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Education before 1100 Monastic schools o Basic education Read and write in Latin o Main thing: copying scripture, preserve Christian knowledge Scriptorium o Repositories of knowledge which contribute to a spiritual continuum Copying scripture, liturgical texts, etc. o There was little or no focus on comprehension of theology or doctrine. Cathedral schools o Non-monastic o Secular – members of the church who live out in the world with everyone else o Difficult to detect before 1100, but we know they existed in areas such as Paris, Chartes, Laon, Rhemis, Rhineland, as well as Italy o Provided basic education: literacy, rhetoric; useful for training priests and administration Chartres Cathedral Private Tutoring o Abelard and Heloise Non-church Education o Royal courts o Feudal households Theology before 1100 Berenger of Tours and Lanfrane, abbot of Bec o Berengar was at the Cathedral School of Chartres o Bec Abbey was a Benedictine monastery in Normandy o Debate over the Eucharist (transubstantiation) o Lanfrane was conservative, Berengar was logical
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