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TMHC 7166 Popes and the Papacy: From Peter to the Present (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A survey course of popes and papacy from Peter to Francis I, with attention to institutional, theological, and cultural contexts. The course is organized chronologically, while giving thematic attention to issues that cut across eras, e.g., papal primacy, conciliarism, infallibility, evolution of church structures, attitudes toward and roles of women, the laity, political alliances and relations with Jews, Protestants, etc. Coverage of major events, e.g. breach with eastern Christianity, crusades, Reformation, Trent, Holocaust controversies, Vatican II, conflict with U.S. nuns. Lectures with regular opportunities to discuss and probe readings for their relevance today.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Catherine Mooney

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course counts as an institutional church history course (one is required for MTS students and two for MDiv).


Last Updated: 02-Feb-16