There was a time when learning was not as prevalent as it is now, and modern students often find the Dark Ages as a time of interest to them. They see it at first as a time when students were not confined to classrooms, and there were no tests and...

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When it first began, Christianity was confined to a small area of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This is now known as the country of Israel. Followers of this new religion were originally of the Jewish faith. At the time, the Roman Empire controlled this area. It was a crossroads of...

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During much of history, few people were taught to read and write. Priests had to be able to read the Bible as well as other documents in the course of their duty. Those that were lucky enough to have a calling to service with the church were taught these skills....

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Monks are people devoted to being closer to God by service, obedience and poverty. Many of their orders have been cloistered and set far apart from the world. In order to practice their religious devotion, they build monasteries where they can live and worship God. Each monastery has at least...

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