The Forest

The mountain feels as only a hill For it has no limbs to blow in the breeze When a gust comes, it remains still And cannot dance as a tree does with such ease   The tree loves to waltz on windy spring days But is dismayed for something is missing A disappointment lingers and … Continue reading The Forest

Winter

He makes the world as still as death The wind as bold as a dragon’s breath The placid silence as loud as war And all the trees blossom-poor But with the cold comes the sweet news That seems to drive away the blues For snow is God’s reminder to you To start each day anew … Continue reading Winter

Albigensians, Mendicant, and King Philip the Fair (Week #24)

By Haley Daley What did the Albigensians believe? The Albigensians were a group of people primarily in the south of france. They believed in a dualistic world, meaning they believe in two Gods, a good and an evil. The good God was the God of spiritual things, the Evil God was the god of materials … Continue reading Albigensians, Mendicant, and King Philip the Fair (Week #24)

12th Century Renaissance, Rise of Universities, and Scholastic Philosophy (Week #25)

By Haley Daley What kinds of developments occurred during the renaissance of the twelfth century? During the time of the Renaissance, there was a growing interest in reacquainting with the classic literature, with ancient rome in particular. Much of Roman law was being revived, Mostly laws by the emperor Justinian. There was also a tremendous … Continue reading 12th Century Renaissance, Rise of Universities, and Scholastic Philosophy (Week #25)

The Gregorian Reform (Week #21)

By Haley Daley What were the problems besetting the Church in the tenth and eleventh centuries? What was "moderate reform"? Following the 9th and 10th century invasions, Monastic discipline deteriorates. Also, the church becomes entangled in feudal systems, and under the control of local lords. The lords came to be the ones to choose certain … Continue reading The Gregorian Reform (Week #21)