The Middle Ages—commonly remembered for King Arthur tales, violent crusades, widespread illiteracy and the bubonic plague. Yet so much more is worthy of remembrance. Towering gothic cathedrals faced the east as beacons of hope in this seemingly “dark” era. Stunning artistic masterpieces and eloquent itinerant preachers taught Biblical truths to an illiterate laity. And faithful men and women of every social order sought out divine experiences with untamable intensity. Christian History & Biography offers this issue as an enlightening look at everyday faith in the Middle Ages.