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TMHC 7095 Catholicism from French Revolution to Vatican II (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course attempts to address "What happens to the Catholic community during and after a revolutionary period?" It will propose as a historical paradigm the impact of the French Revolution [1789-99] on Christian experience, self-understanding and expression in a secularizing and industrializing society. Topics include spirituality, ministry and practice in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Attention will be given to roles of the papacy, clerical training, lay movements, new religious congregations, catechesis, missionary activity and response to social concerns. The second half of the course, students will select a twentieth-century revolution and discuss its impact on Christian life and practice.


Instructor(s): Janice Farnham

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: School of Theology and Ministry course. WJ Req: Church History Previous study of church history desirable but not required.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13