Study Guide for Second Test
Judaism, Christianity, Medieval Europe, Classical Art and Christian Art
Eric V. Snow, instructor
Jesus of Nazareth
The date of the Edict of Milan (A.D. 313)
Early Christian Art and Architecture:
Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus
Medieval Art and Architecture:
Song of Roland
Medieval Philosophy :
Peter of Abelard
Roman/Medieval Rulers and Political/Social Organization:
The year of the Western Roman Empire’s fall (476 A.D.)
Year of Norman Conquest of England (1066 A.D.)
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Section 3: Essay question. Choose one of the following two questions to answer. A proper answer will have full essay form, including an introduction, a thesis statement, two or more body paragraphs that explain/defend the thesis, and a conclusion in the last paragraph that restates the thesis. Put the number of the question you're answering at the beginning of what you write. (50 possible points)
1. How did the Celtic-Germanic, Christian, and Greek-Roman (Classical) cultures combine together by the High Middle Ages to create a synthesis of the three combined together? Give specific examples of how two or more of these cultures/belief systems combined together in specific pieces of literature, philosophical/theological works, or individual thinkers, writers, and rulers.
2. What are the basic teachings of Islam, including its Five Pillars? What is the relationship of Islam and its leading prophet to prior revelations from God? How is Islam like Judaism and Christianity, and how is it different? Cover specific individuals, teachings, and doctrines to make your points clear.
3. What makes Judaism different from the other ancient religions of the world? How was Christianity different from Judaism, and how was it like Judaism? List and explain specific doctrines, teachings, or beliefs to support and explain your points.