Christianity Changes and Continuities

The Byzantine Empire and western Europe were highly impacted by Christianity. Christianity's wealth and power allowed the churches to control much of the lands and   maintain order in society. Christianity between 500-1300 C.E. maintained some cultural aspects and transformations in which society evolved;   for example Christianity was still being spread throughout Europe, where as the new development of schools and universities emphasized the importance of education, and the crusades campaign to regain back holy land differed.

The use of conquests and expansion is the everlasting factor to the spread of Christianity. Conquests and reconquest called for conversions of new citizens. However, some people resisted converting because they held tightly onto their inherited traditions. Christianity ensured that they would have a place in society, so they converted. One main successor of Christianity is Charlemagne, ruler of the Franks. He promoted Christianity by military force and put a stop to the pagan people in northern Germany. Charlemagne's sponsor of the Roman Catholic Church and missionaries established Christianity as the dominant religion in western Europe. Another way that helped spread Christianity was through the crusades. The crusades forced people to convert into Christianity even though they didn't want to. It was either become a Christian or be killed.

On the other hand a change in Christianity occurred during the development of schools and universities. One form of intellectuality was the monasteries. They provided rudimentary level schools, libraries, and other social services. Monasteries served as a source of literature, educated, and talented individuals that were crucial to the organization of government. Increased demands of educated individuals who could deal with political, and theological issues made a call for more resources. Cathedral schools taught by bishops and archbishops also became a source of education. Teachings were based on...