This course follows the extraordinary development of Western Christianity from its early persecution under the Roman Empire in the third century to its global expansion with the Jesuits of the early modern world. We explore the dynamic and diverse character of a religion with an enormous cast characters. We will meet men and women who tell stories of faith as well as of violence, suppression, and division. Along the way, we encounter Perpetua and her martyrdom in Carthage; the struggles of Augustine the bishop in North Africa; the zeal of Celtic monks and missionaries; the viciousness of the Crusades; the visions of Brigit of Sweden; and the fracturing of Christianity by Martin Luther’s protest. We hear the voices of great theologians as well as of those branded heretics by the Church, a powerful reminder that the growth of Christianity is a story with many narratives of competing visions of reform and ideals, powerful critiques of corruption and venality, and exclusion of the vanquished. The troubled history of Christian engagement with Jews and Muslims is found in pogroms and expulsions, but also in the astonishing ways in which the culture of the West was transformed by Jewish and Islamic learning.
A Journey through Western Christianity: from Persecuted Faith to Global Religion (200 - 1650)
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A great journey! Lots of information and bonus material! I'm very thankful for the course. It might be that the professor's speech is sometimes a bit difficult to follow, but it's a minor drawback
I enjoyed this course so much!! I learned a lot about history and the church. It has kept me looking for more courses and books to learn more!!!!!\n\nThank you so much for offering this!
This is a really good course. While the readings were occasionally overwhelming (and dull), the content was generally interesting. I found the main lecturer to be particularly engaging.
Well developed and presented course.. It'll be good to have it continued from 1650 to where the Christian faith is today. I'll be very interested to be part of it if it is developed.
Recommend to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge on the growth of Christianity. The subtitles are a bit iffy at times, but if English is your first language you should be fine.
Very informative and engaging! The content of this course has helped me understand more of European history and will provide a good background for my upcoming travels.
Interested course. I learned a lot fro this course. I will recommend this course to my friends. So they will have a better understanding in history of Christianity.
This is a well thought out course, that offers real insight into the rise and growth of Christianity. It is well done, and offers great content.
The presentation is superb and attention holding. I'm enjoying this class so very much. I would love more by this University and this Professor.
I thoroughly enjoyed it! Liked its independent, no denominational leanings. Well paced. And good estimates of time commitments for the student.
It was a good course! It really gave insight into early Christianity and the relationship amongst different groups in Western Europe as well.
outstanding survey class: anyone that wants to understand Western Christianity would be well served to take this class!
Excellent thousand foot view of roughly 1400 years of Western Christianity, covering a huge number of critical events.
Generously shared, vast exploration, deeply knowledgeable teaching, excellent references for further study. Thank you!
This was an excellent course. The material was presented well and I learned so much about the subject matter.
I very much enjoyed this course and the in-depth look at various Christian personalities throughout history.
Excellent course. Very informative. Great survey of a lot of information. Excellent production quality.
Great beginners' course to learn about Christianity. Very comprehensive content and easy to follow.
Amazing course. Very well structured and rich with information. Exactly what i was looking for!
Very interesting themes developed which are described in an engaging and empathetic manner.
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