Church History II will continue where the course on Church History I concluded.
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 Divided
- Understand Papal Authority in Crisis: The Avignon Popes and the Great Papal Schism.
- Explore the Restoration and the Reform.
Week 2: The Faith Divided
- Learn about the Different Varieties of Reform.
- Understand St. Ignatius and the Jesuit Way of Proceeding.
Week 3: The Faith in a New World
- Learn about the World at War: Europe in the Seventeenth Century.
- Understand the Catholic Church on the Eve of the Revolution.
Week 4: The Faith in an Age of Revolutions
- Learn about the Church and the Scientific Revolution.
- Understand the Reform and its Reaction.
Week 5: The Faith in an Age of Revolutions
- Learn about America and Americanism.
- Examine the Early Twentieth Century: Catholic Modernism and the Stirrings of Change.
Church History: Faith Handed On
. Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Ministry Series. Loyola Press, 2001.
The Holy Bible.
Church History II 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.