2012 New History
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02-2782-9555 # 226

On the Orthodoxy and Heresy of Medieval Christianity, 451-1418

Frederick H. M. Cheung

Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

This paper examines the orthodoxy and heresy of medieval Christianity from political, intellectual, and religious points of view. Even though apparently there were arguments on religious doctrines, the key issues for the winner(orthodoxy) and loser(heresy) were greatly affected by many factors, such as the rise of medieval towns, the reforms of the Church, the emergence of intellectuals, and the relationship between secular rulers and the Church.


Keywords: orthodoxy, heresy, Medieval Christianity