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Running head: HISTORICAL ERA ANALYSIS1Historical Era Analysis: Medieval and Social Reform EraDilini N. Gunasinghe EDUC 703Liberty University May 31, 2020
HISTORICAL ERA ANALYSIS: MEDIEVAL AND SOCIAL REFORM ERA2AbstractThis paper explores the two historical eras, analyzes and compares the two eras, and looks at the eras from a biblical worldview. The first historical era that is analyzed is the Medieval Era. In theMedieval era Thomas Aquinas, Desiderius Erasmus, John Calvin, and Johann Amos Comenius greatly contributed philosophically. During this era, these philosophers incorporated Christian theology throughout their educational philosophies and teaching practices. The second historical era that is analyzed is the Social Reform Era. In the Social Reform Era, several significant philosophies are presented from philosophers like William E.B. DuBois, Paulo Freire, and Mohandas Gandhi. Finally, both philosophies from each historical era are evaluated through a biblical worldview.Keywords:Medieval, Social Reform, philosophies, education
HISTORICAL ERA ANALYSIS: MEDIEVAL AND SOCIAL REFORM ERA3Historical Era Analysis: Medieval and Social Reform EraDue to the fall of the Roman Empire, the Medieval Era established philosophies. Many important ideas about learning and education were produced with a variety of philosophies in Christian theology. In the Social Reform Era, the focus relied mainly on changing social order byempowering and liberating people in the society who were struggling with equity. This history era analysis will explain important philosophies made and put into use throughout these two eras and how they are both being placed in a Biblical worldview.Medieval EraMedieval Ages were also known as the Middle Ages. According to Gutek (2011), the Medieval Ages were during the period between 500 to 1400 C.E. Also, this era fell between the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance. During the Medieval Era, the thoughts and philosophies of Thomas Aquinas, Desiderius Erasmus, John Calvin, and Johann Comenius played significant contributions(Gutek, 2011). Something that was common to these philosophers was the synthesis of philosophy with the religion of the creation of new philosophical positions. Additionally, Aquinas, Erasmus, Calvin, and Comenius were viewed as theologians and philosophers who shaped the field of education in the Medieval Era. Aquinas presented that in order for people to process the given vision of God, we should use education to help. Erasmus emphasized on classical education. He believed in the reliance of classical Greek and Roman

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Fall
Professor
Judy Shoemaker
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Philosophy, Test, Social Reform Era

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