Reformations of the 16th Century


Program Masters
Field of Study History
Class# H-412

A historical and theological overview of reform efforts of women and men in European Christianity in the 16th and 17th centuries, from late medieval Catholicism through the divisions of the Thirty Years War. Topics include efforts at reform within the late medieval church; the reform of the Spanish church; the Lutheran, Zwinglian, and Calvinist patterns of reform; the “radical reformation” of the various Anabaptist and sectarians groups including the emergence of Unitarianism; the Council of Trent and counter-reform; the developmentof Anglicanism; and (briefly) the trajectories of Post-Reformation theology.