The Church and the monasteries became centers of learning because the Church ruled peoples lives. All Medieval people, including the king, believed in Heaven, Hell, and God. (http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medieval_church.htm) The Church was a stable establishment that gave hope to people in their state of depression. The churches and monasteries became centers of learning because it was the force that unified people. Medieval folk could gather in churches or monasteries to produce advances in art, literature, science, and medicine which paved the way for the coming Renaissance. (http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/middleages/) Knowledge could be shared among the people in a communal area. Therefore, learning could be easily done.
Citation: "The Medieval Church." History Learning Site. Web. 15 Apr. 2010.
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