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Faculties and Schools of Theology
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I. Church History – II. Legal Considerations

I. Church History

1. Europe

Since their inception in the High Middle Ages, faculties of theology have been an integral if not absolutely necessary component of European universities (cf. the medical school in Salerno or the law school of Bologna). At universities modeled after the one in Paris, theology, law, and medicine constituted the three upper faculties. From the outset, state and ecclesiastical interests overlapped…

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Fix, Karl-Heinz, Miller, Glenn T., Werner, Dietrich and Solte, Ernst-Lüder, “Faculties and Schools of Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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