History of Medieval Christianity: Learning, Faith and Conflict

REL713
Spring 2018
Th 1:30 - 3:20pm
Area: 
Area III
MDIV Requirements: 
History
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

This course explores the diversity of Western Christianity from the end of antiquity to the start of the early modern period. Central themes will include the development of theology, concepts of reform, mysticism, gender, and relations between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In lectures and sections the class will investigate a broad range of primary sources, including written texts, visual images, architecture, and music. The medieval age witnessed constant change and innovation in church and society and was transformed by its encounters with religions and cultures beyond Europe.

Background Expected: 

None

Course Requirements: 

Required reading, section attendance and participation, two document exercises, paper/sermon/ and final exam

Basis of Evaluation: 

20% Participation;30% Two document exercises;30% Paper/sermon;20% Final Exam