Church History 1

Church History 1 (Apostles to Pre-Reformation) (TH1)

Christianity is a historical religion.  It is founded on God’s revelation of Himself in time – especially through the incarnation of His Son, Jesus, some 2000 years ago.  One of the great failings of Christians today is that we do not have a better sense of how God has worked in history through the Church that Jesus created and the Holy Spirit empowered. This class will examine the people, places and historical events that are the history of the Church from the time immediately after the resurrection of Jesus, up to the year AD 1500 – the time just prior to the Protestant Reformation.

Fridays, 1-3 PM, April 12-May 31, 2013 (8 sessions)

Required Texts:  Church History in Plain Language, by Bruce L. Shelley — $250 pesos

Study guide for the final exam in Church History 1.

TH1 – Intro to Church History – April 12

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TH1 – Apostles to Catholic Christianity – April 19

Read chapters 1-3; pp. 1-36
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TH1 – Persecution, Heresies and the Book – April 26

Read chapters 4-6; pp. 37-68
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TH1 – Emperors, Bishops, Saints and Intellectuals – April 30

Read chapters 7-10; pp. 69-107
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TH1 – Councils, Monks, Popes and Augustine – May 10

Read chapters 11-14; p. 108-140
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TH1 – Schisms, Barbarians and Gregory the Great – May 14

Read chapters 15-17; pp. 141-172
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TH1 – Charlemagne, Cathedrals, Crusades and Scholastics – May 24

Read chapters 18-20; pp. 173-203
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TH1 – Schisms, Inquisition, the Babylonian Captivity – Final Exam – May 31

Read chapters 21-23; pp. 204-233
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