God and Money in the Middle Ages SMC195H1S

This seminar considers the ethical, political, and spiritual questions arising from the existence of wealth and poverty in medieval European culture. With readings from Dante, Chaucer, Thomas Aquinas and others, the course will examine how the interaction of spiritual ideals and material realities shaped cultural developments from late antiquity to the Protestant Reformation. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.