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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. We shall explore the stunning beauty of the Book of Kells, exquisitely prepared by monks as the Vikings terrorized the coast of England. We will experience the blue light of the windows of Chartres, and ponder the opening questions of Thomas Aquinas’ great Summa. We will read from the Gutenberg Bible of the fifteenth century, which heralded the revolution brought by the printing press. We will travel from Calvin’s Geneva to Elizabeth’s England to Trent, where a Catholic Council met to inaugurate a modern, missionary Catholic church. We will walk through the great Escorial of Philip II of Spain, hear the poetry of John of the Cross, and follow the Jesuits to Brazil and China. Christianity in the West was forged in the fires of conflict and tumult, and it brought forth both creativity and violence. It echoed with calls for God’s world to be transformed, it inspired the most sublime art and architecture, yet it also revealed the power of the union of cross and sword to destroy. The course is a journey through the formation of the West as one strand of Christianity, as one chapter in a global story. It is a journey that has shaped our world....

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HU
2020年6月5日

A very comprehensive, cohesive and resourceful overview of all the crucial events, main characters and key ecclesiastical developments that consolidated the Catholic Church in Europe and the Americas.

ES
2018年3月22日

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

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創建者 Adriana A

2017年10月1日

It was a great course! I enjoyed it a lot, it helps me to understand many things.

創建者 barton f

2017年5月16日

Not only an excellent survey, but ties the "threads" together, making Christianit

創建者 Yeap K P

2017年4月26日

A very good course! Thank you so much for putting the rich contents all together!

創建者 FRANK A

2020年7月18日

A very interesting that covers the whole topic of Church History extremely well

創建者 Christal B

2020年8月9日

Excellent source for Church History and strengthening of your Christian Faith.

創建者 Soon H Y

2017年7月10日

an eye opener and a great point of reference conducted by an excellent team

創建者 Carlos M

2020年10月16日

Simply good I learned a lot about the history of the Church, thank you

創建者 Sophie

2017年9月28日

Wonderful course! I enjoy it very much and would highly recommend it.

創建者 Ashok K A

2017年6月9日

Was a very informative course. I never knew such a history was there

創建者 Aleah K

2019年8月21日

Highly informative! Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge.

創建者 Greg L

2018年4月19日

A good survey of Western Christianity taught in an engaging manner.

創建者 Charles g

2020年6月27日

Muy buen curso, aprendi mucho sobre la formación de la iglesia.

創建者 Deleted A

2020年4月1日

Great, informative course! Thank for offering this opportunity.

創建者 Kimberly W

2020年9月30日

Great overview of the spread of Catholicism and Christianity!

創建者 Damon T R

2018年9月29日

Absolutely loved this course! Could not recommend it more!

創建者 wei l

2017年11月9日

Great Course. Learned a lot from this course. Thank you!

創建者 lorena a

2020年7月5日

ME GUSTO EL CONTENIDO Y LA FORMA DE EXPONERSE CADA TEMA

創建者 Danilo M

2020年2月14日

The best online course that I ever did!!!! Amazing!!!

創建者 Lee T

2018年11月14日

Clear explanation how western christianity developed

創建者 Francisco J M

2020年6月15日

Genial, muy interesante, motivador y constructivo.

創建者 Richard D M

2020年6月14日

Outstanding course ,it helped me get through covid

創建者 Celmira A S

2017年10月8日

Excellent! A really journey throught the history.

創建者 ZHANG,FEIRAN

2020年2月4日

It's a great course, and I highly recommend it!

創建者 Nese M

2020年6月20日

For theology interested strongly recommended.