Start Date

20-4-2017 12:45 PM

End Date

20-4-2017 2:00 AM

Disciplines

Legal | Medieval History | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Subjects

Law -- England -- History -- To 1500, Medieval law -- England -- Influence of Christianity on, Christianity and law

Abstract

In England, the influence of Christian morals and beliefs grew rapidly during the medieval era. Religious beliefs were evident in literature, laws, as well as social hierarchy. The extent of religious influence on medieval English law is undeniable, however historians have yet to attain a full understanding of religious reach because of institutionalized relativism -- the concept that varying environments affect how social regulations are established in their area. This paper discusses two of the most prominent ways Christianity influenced medieval English law -- through direct influence on laws themselves as well as religious impact on the individual administrators of law -- while taking into consideration the undermined concept of institutionalized relativism.

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Apr 20th, 12:45 PM Apr 20th, 2:00 AM

The Interconnection Between Law and Christianity in Medieval England

In England, the influence of Christian morals and beliefs grew rapidly during the medieval era. Religious beliefs were evident in literature, laws, as well as social hierarchy. The extent of religious influence on medieval English law is undeniable, however historians have yet to attain a full understanding of religious reach because of institutionalized relativism -- the concept that varying environments affect how social regulations are established in their area. This paper discusses two of the most prominent ways Christianity influenced medieval English law -- through direct influence on laws themselves as well as religious impact on the individual administrators of law -- while taking into consideration the undermined concept of institutionalized relativism.