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Jessi Willeto

During this era, the privilege of becoming literate belonged mostly to scholars and religious people. Those of the lower class were not literate, so the churches and art in the medieval era depict art of the stories within the bible and of christianity. The art of the churches serves both the lower class and higher classes by acting as something to gather around, pilgrimage, and become educated about. This helped popularize and spread the Christian religion. The visual power of medieval art inspired and educated all those that got to view it. I attribute the amazing art and architecture of Christianity for it’s huge and fast spread.