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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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5 de jun. de 2020

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.

22 de mar. de 2018

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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por Isabella C

13 de ago. de 2017

Great beginners' course to learn about Christianity. Very comprehensive content and easy to follow.

por Rania B

20 de dic. de 2017

Amazing course. Very well structured and rich with information. Exactly what i was looking for!

por Tony B

15 de abr. de 2020

A terrific programme of study. Diligent and detailed. A professional team and quality work.

por monideepa m

24 de ago. de 2020

I learnt a lot about the birth, growth, and spread of Christianity in the world from Asia.

por Daniel A R D

12 de jul. de 2019

Fue un curso genial, sin embargo con una visión parcializada de la historia de la iglesia.

por Neil K

17 de abr. de 2018

Just superb. Engaging lucid speakers, vast scope of subject matter, lucidly spoken about.

por Jeffrey H

5 de sep. de 2021

Excellent, concise, and interesting summary of the growth and expansion of Christianity.

por Keith H

17 de jun. de 2020

Wonderful course, informative, engaging and the art used in the lectures was supreme!

por Neelam P

26 de mar. de 2018

Great course to get you introduced to the first Millenia of Christianity in the west!

por Gladys N G D

6 de jul. de 2020


por Adriana A

1 de oct. de 2017

It was a great course! I enjoyed it a lot, it helps me to understand many things.

por barton f

16 de may. de 2017

Not only an excellent survey, but ties the "threads" together, making Christianit

por Yeap K P

26 de abr. de 2017

A very good course! Thank you so much for putting the rich contents all together!


18 de jul. de 2020

A very interesting that covers the whole topic of Church History extremely well

por Christal B

9 de ago. de 2020

Excellent source for Church History and strengthening of your Christian Faith.

por Soon H Y

10 de jul. de 2017

an eye opener and a great point of reference conducted by an excellent team

por Ana C J

18 de feb. de 2021

A course with lots of useful and interesting content! Congratulations!

por Carlos M

16 de oct. de 2020

Simply good I learned a lot about the history of the Church, thank you

por Sophie

28 de sep. de 2017

Wonderful course! I enjoy it very much and would highly recommend it.

por Ashok K A

9 de jun. de 2017

Was a very informative course. I never knew such a history was there

por Aleah K

21 de ago. de 2019

Highly informative! Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge.

por Greg L

19 de abr. de 2018

A good survey of Western Christianity taught in an engaging manner.

por Charles g

27 de jun. de 2020

Muy buen curso, aprendi mucho sobre la formación de la iglesia.

por Deleted A

1 de abr. de 2020

Great, informative course! Thank for offering this opportunity.

por Kimberly W

30 de sep. de 2020

Great overview of the spread of Catholicism and Christianity!