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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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101 - A Journey through Western Christianity: from Persecuted Faith to Global Religion (200 - 1650) 的 125 個評論(共 142 個)

創建者 Jairo A

2020年8月5日

It was a wonderful course, I learnt a lot.

創建者 Aniceto P y M

2018年5月2日

Great course. Clear content. Good teachers

創建者 Gabriela S L T

2019年9月8日

Excellent and very interesting course.

創建者 Sanjy R

2019年1月27日

Thanks for all, it's a very good MOOC

創建者 George m j

2020年10月9日

Very good course with great teachers

創建者 Julio C N P

2017年5月1日

excellent mooc, thank you very much.

創建者 Brent H

2018年6月7日

great course, very informative.

創建者 Syeda D E Z J

2021年1月1日

Very thorough and detailed.

創建者 Anılcan S

2020年8月13日

Perfect! Thank you so much.

創建者 Ubaldo G E D V

2020年8月8日

Bruce Gordon is just great

創建者 Omacel

2017年6月14日

Excellent! Really worthy.

創建者 Andrey C

2018年9月10日

Excellent course!!!

創建者 Derik B

2017年4月10日

Excellent course.

創建者 Luz M

2017年10月23日

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創建者 alice

2017年10月15日

very insightful

創建者 Paulo S L B

2019年12月26日

Curso incrivel

創建者 Ralph N

2017年6月22日

Great Course

創建者 valeria j b b

2021年1月3日

excelente

創建者 Miurel M

2020年8月11日

Excelente

創建者 Miguel D

2020年7月4日

thank you

創建者 Charles E M

2018年4月30日

Everthing

創建者 Abdulqader A

2019年7月8日

amazing

創建者 Sweet S

2020年6月21日

Good!!

創建者 Vincent B

2017年11月19日

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創建者 Kenneth O

2017年10月4日

This is an excellent course. Prof. Gordon offers a very intimate and compelling narrative through the fifteen hundred years of history presented. Hi is a very good storyteller! He brings this complex topic to life through his focus on the individual people who impacted and were impacted by their times as our context for understanding the broader social and theological events that were occurring. I not only learned much, but enjoyed doing so. Therefore the course certainly fulfilled my expectations. I rated it four stars rather than five however because I missed interactivity. The discussion area was not really utilized and many posts were not only old, apparently from an earlier presentation of the course, but went unanswered or with no dialogue by other participants. My suggested would be to make this aspect of the course as compelling as Dr. Gordon's presentations by enhancing interactivity through stimulation of topics and active engagement.