Was the pervasiveness of Christian ideals in medieval society a
or an imposition of the Church?
will argue, using both primary and secondary source materials as support,
whether the pervasiveness of Christian ideals (the ideals were identifiable
in every aspect of the lives of the individual as well as society itself)
were necessary in medieval society or if the Church imposed (forced) their
ideals on the individual and society to further their own gains.
Determine position: necessity or
imposition? Note: you must have an
oppositional statement as well!
Although the Catholic Church was vital to the stabilization of society after
the Roman Empire fell,
the church used this advantage to impose and
gain power throughout Western Europe eventually resulting in the desertion
of Christian ideals and demise of the Catholic Church.
Support your position using at least 2 primary documents from class (if you
use a web source it must be credible - Medieval Source Book is your best
choice) and 1 secondary source.
Support your oppositional argument with at least 1 primary source and 1
Seminar Materials will be noted as you use them. You must identify the
source, offer evidence - quotes are best used but only if they clearly
connect back to your position, and explain how it reinforces your position.
This is not simple your opinion but an assertion supported by
participate at least twice to receive credit so plan to use multiple
examples/supports for your claim in case someone else offers the same evidence
or has a similar comment.