RELI-313 Church History: 1500 to the Present

The purpose of this course is to offer an introduction to the academic study of the Christian Church from the 16th century until today. Beginning with a quick background sketch of the events in the Middle Ages, this course will examine the people, events and theology that we associate with the Reformation, Enlightenment and contemporary Church. We will also be considering the history of the Church outside of its Western parameters. This class is designed, then, to introduce students to the defining events during these periods that shaped, and continue to shape, the Christian Church. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 4 SH. CC: Historical Perspectives.