History Survey II

DETAILS

Program
Masters
Field of Study
History
Class #
H 301 (A)
Instructor
Ken Sawyer and Dae Sung Kim, Affiliate Faculty
Currently Offered?
Start Date
End Date
Time
Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Core/Elective
Core

This course continues the survey of Christianity as a world movement since the 1450s. We will explore the transition of the Church from the medieval to the modern period, and examine aspects of the dynamics of Christianity in the modern era. We begin by studying the divisions of the sixteenth century, then trace aspects of the innovations, expansion, and elaboration of Christianity in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Theological paradigms and renewal currents will be placed in historical context. The course will also introduce aspects of the engagement of Christianity with Judaism and Islam. Secondary texts and primary documents will constitute the readings. Most class sessions will include discussion sections.