- To introduce students to the major movements and personalities of church history.
- To give students first-hand exposure to primary source material.
- To enable students to articulate the historical development of theology in an essay.
Topics covered will be drawn from all periods of church history, from the immediate post-apostolic period to the development of Christianity in the modern world.
October and March terms
- To encourage students to think historically about the church’s past.
- To enable students to read major theological texts from the Reformation for themselves.
This course will introduce students to the major ideas, personalities, and events that shook Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. It will focus on the development of Protestantism in its social, political, and cultural contexts, starting in the late medieval background and ending in the seventeenth century. This course serves as a theology elective.