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RELI0237

Christians/Early Modern Europe

Christianity in Early Modern Europe WT
In this course we will examine the theological ideas and social conditions that transformed European life and thought in the 16th and 17th centuries. Particular attention will be paid to the Protestant Reformation in Germany and England, as well as the Catholic Counter-Reformation and changes within the Roman Catholic Church. We will study major theologians like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Ignatius of Loyola, but we also will consider popular religious practices of the period. Finally, we will ask how cultural evolution and religious revolution influenced one another, especially in the rise of vernacular translations of the Bible and in the European colonization of the New World. 3 hrs lect.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS PHL

Sections

Spring 2015

RELI0237A-S15 Lecture (Gebarowski-Shafer)

Spring 2012

RELI0237A-S12 Lecture (Gebarowski-Shafer)

Spring 2011

RELI0237A-S11 Lecture (Gebarowski-Shafer)