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Faculty-Led Study Abroad




Summer 2015

england religion + literature


God(s) and England:
Saints, Sinners, and Saxons

Actively learn about England's rich religious history and contemporary religious culture through exploring such beautiful and significant locations as London, Oxford, York, and Whitby.  

Investigate prehistoric stone circles, Roman ruins, Saxon churches, medieval cathedrals, and contemporary mosques and temples.


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Anticipated Learning Outcomes

Although a short study abroad course of this nature places certain limits on the depth of coverage, students who successfully complete this course will be able to competently articulate, orally and in writing, the key features of:

  • pre-Christian religious expression and belief in England
  • the influence of the Roman Empire on English religions
  • the Celtic Church
  • the purpose and function of abbeys and monasteries
  • the Anglo-Saxon Church
  • the impact of the Norman invasion on the English Church
  • how architecture expresses religious faith and practices
  • Medieval Christianity in England
  • the Reformation in England
  • the Church of England, historically and today
  • the English Civil War
  • Victorian challenges to religious faith
  • the (at times) contentious relationship between church and state
  • the significance of social class to religious faith in England
  • features of contemporary (ir)religious life in England
  • non-Western religious practices in England
  • differences between rural and urban English religious life
  • how major English literary texts reflect English religious culture


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  • Harlaxton College, Grantham
  • Oxford
  • York
  • Westminster Abbey
  • The Globe Theatre
  • Hindu Temple
  • British Museum


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Faculty Leaders


  • Grantham
  • York
  • Whitby
  • London




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