History of Christianity(focus on Britain) for law degree.Where to start?
January 17, 2013 3:37 PM Subscribe
I was wondering if anyone here could help to recommend resources for a complete beginner to better understand the history of Christianity, etc so I may have a deeper, more contextualised understanding of british history and politics. Some stuff I'd like to know better are:
posted by ethelwulf to religion & philosophy (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
- great Schism
- the Protestant revolution in Britain
- the separatists who came to America
- origin/history/development of the papacy and its relations with Britain
- Puritans, Calvinists, etc
- James II, Henry VIII
- Western Legal past (common law, civil law)
I realise that my question is somewhat broad, but I am hoping to be able to compile suggestions I'll receive into some sort of logical order to get through.
I will be studying the modules constitutional law (Coke, Davis, Hale Bacon, Sovereignty, are the overlapping modules with legal history) as well as legal history (which will cover Ancient Greece, Fall of Roman Empire, Identity and origin of common law) at a British university next year, and so would like to be familiar with the backdrop of defining events in British legal and political history.. basically to make things easier for me before starting the year
Different suggestions or general advice are also welcome. I do have some of the recommended bibliography including journals for the course, but they are not beginner friendly; the latter being the worst to get through.
Thank you for your time