Religion Past and Present

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I. History

1. Middle Ages and Reformation.

The university, the most important academic institution devoted to teach-ing (Education/Formation) and research today, is a creation of the medieval West. Its appearance marked a deep caesura in the history of Western science, especially in the history of theology (Theology, History/Historiography of). The multiplicity of institutions involved in acquiring and tran…

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Köpf, Ulrich, vom Bruch, Rüdiger and Roxborogh, John, “Universities”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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