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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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ES

Mar 23, 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

SN

May 27, 2019

I enjoyed this course so much!! I learned a lot about history and the church. It has kept me looking for more courses and books to learn more!!!!!\n\nThank you so much for offering this!

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por Soon H Y

Jul 10, 2017

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

por Sophie

Sep 28, 2017

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

por Ashok K A

Jun 09, 2017

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

por Aleah K

Aug 21, 2019

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

por Greg L

Apr 19, 2018

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

por Minka T

Apr 01, 2020

Great, informative course! Thank for offering this opportunity.

por Damon T R

Sep 30, 2018

Absolutely loved this course! Could not recommend it more!

por wei l

Nov 09, 2017

Great Course. Learned a lot from this course. Thank you!

por Danilo M

Feb 14, 2020

The best online course that I ever did!!!! Amazing!!!

por Lee T

Nov 14, 2018

Clear explanation how western christianity developed

por Celmira A S

Oct 08, 2017

Excellent! A really journey throught the history.

por ZHANG,FEIRAN

Feb 04, 2020

It's a great course, and I highly recommend it!

por Aniceto P

May 02, 2018

Great course. Clear content. Good teachers

por Gabriela S L T

Sep 09, 2019

Excellent and very interesting course.

por Sanjy R

Jan 27, 2019

Thanks for all, it's a very good MOOC

por Julio C N P

May 01, 2017

excellent mooc, thank you very much.

por Brent H

Jun 07, 2018

great course, very informative.

por Omacel

Jun 14, 2017

Excellent! Really worthy.

por Andrey C

Sep 10, 2018

Excellent course!!!

por Derik B

Apr 10, 2017

Excellent course.

por Luz M

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por alice

Oct 15, 2017

very insightful

por Paulo S L B

Dec 26, 2019

Curso incrivel

por Ralph N

Jun 22, 2017

Great Course

por Charles E M

Apr 30, 2018

Everthing