THEO 390 History of Christianity

Started on January 1, 1970

3 hours
In this course, students will survey the two-thousand-year history of the Church, focusing primarily on key events in the life of the Church and society, and development in the Church’s structure and theological self-understanding. The modern period, from the close of the Middle Ages through Vatican II, will be emphasized, including such historical and ecclesiastical events as colonization, Reformation, the Enlightenment and its effects on religion, the Industrial Revolution and the beginnings of modern Catholic Social Teaching, the ecumenical movement, and the present expansion of the Church to a diverse global community concentrated in Africa and Latin America, reflected in the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Cross-listed: HIST 330
Prerequisites: THEO 131