Day School: Burning Convictions

Ref: C2225250

Colourful, contentious, and considered highly subversive, heresy is interwined with the history of Christianity. We will consider three groups of religious dissent in the medieval period including the Waldensians, Lollards, and Hussites. We will look at their emergence, beliefs, practices, and experiences of those communities between the years 1100-1500

Course aim

The main purpose of the course is to provide a brief overview of medieval heresy from c.1100-c1500. It will focus on the beliefs, experiences of the Waldensians, Lollards and Hussites,

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the causes and contexts for each of these three communities
  • Identify the main beliefs of each of the three groups of religious dissent
  • Investigate the experiences of these three communities

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Day School: Burning Convictions


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