Encountering diversity: communities of learning, intellectual confrontations, and transformations of religious thinking in Latin Europe 1050-1350

Project: Research

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Project Description

This project considers how a series of intellectual confrontations in medieval Europe helped transform religious thinking within various communities of learning, whether they involved teachers in schools and Universities, preachers from religious communities, or charismatic leaders from marginal groups in society. It argues that such confrontations, whether between Latin Christians or with Jews, Muslims or Greek Christians, were themselves responses to diversity, but could sometimes lead to negotiation between different groups, indirectly helping to transform religious thought. The resulting major monograph and accompanying studies will lead to greater understanding of the complexity of religious traditions that shaped medieval thought.
Effective start/end date1/04/1331/12/17


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD291,624.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD548,376.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)