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TMHC 7027 History of Western Christianity II: 850-1650 (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

General survey of Western Christianity, with special emphasis on institutional, theological, pastoral and spiritual issues. Lays the foundation for understanding many features of the Church today. Topics include monasticism, establishment of the modern papacy, lay apostolic movements (e.g. beguines), religious orders (e.g., Franciscans, Jesuits), heresies, crusades, inquisitions, scholasticism, saints (e.g., Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola), popular devotions, women in church, mysticism, Protestant Reformation, church councils (e.g., Trent), overseas evangelization. Lectures, readings in primary sources, focused discussion.


Instructor(s): Franklin Harkins

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Level 1 course
Students need not have taken History of Western Christianity I or any other course in church history.


Last Updated: 16-Feb-17