From Pentecost to the Crusades: A Church is Born! This course will survey the first twelve centuries of Church history. Through preparatory readings and class lectures, the students will explore different topics to better understand the emergence of the Church and its development. While the focus will be on the Catholic Church, the Eastern Church traditions and the birth of Islam and its effect on Christian history will also be explored. Students will attend a service in an Eastern-tradition Church, write a report and present it in class. They will also acquaint themselves with a particular topic or an important spiritual text through research and the writing of a paper.
Tuesdays, 9:00 am to noon