Church History I will provide a basic knowledge and deep appreciation of Church History in the life of the Catholic Church.

GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify the major time periods in the early history of the Church.
  • Understand the significant historical issues in the life of the early Church.
  • Recognize the important personalities in the Church’s long history.
  • Understand how the faith was formed and established.
  • Explore the faith of Christendom, from the birth of the Medieval World to the High Middle Ages.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Week 1: The Faith in Formation

  • Understand Paul’s Dilemma: Christians and Jews in the First Century.
  • Explore the Early Church.

Week 2: The Faith in Formation

  • Learn about Rome against the Christians: The Story of Perpetua.
  • Understand the Church’s toleration and its discontents.

Week 3: The Faith Established

  • Identify the Search for Purity.
  • Explore the Establishment and Collapse of the Church.

Week 4: The Faith of Christendom

  • Understand the Birth of the Medieval World.
  • Learn about the Carolingian Renaissance and the Ideal of Christendom.

Week 5: The Faith of Christendom

  • Learn about the Gregorian Reform.
  • Examine the High Middle Ages – The Flowering of Religious Life and the Birth of Scholasticism.

INSTRUCTOR:

Sandra Talarico

TEXTBOOK:

Church History: Faith Handed On. Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Ministry Series. Loyola Press, 2001.

REFERENCES:

The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT:

Church History I consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.
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