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HIS 234 European Christianity: 1650 to Present (3 credits)

Course Description

A study of the development of Christianity in Europe from 1650 to the present within the context of demographic, political, economic, social and cultural change. Attention will be given to the main institutional and theological developments within Protestant and Catholic Christianity, alongside explorations of innovation in mission and evangelism, the growth of religious freedom, intellectual challenges to faith, and the response of the church to global conflict.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Possess a sound chronological understanding of the major developments in European Christianity from 1650 to the present
• Recognize and be able to accurately define key ecclesiastical, theological and philosophical terms and concepts in relation to European Christianity since 1650
• Be able to critically discuss the influence and legacy of selected Christian leaders who have shaped the modern European Christian community
• Be able to analyze some of the major political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual forces that have shaped the European church since 1650
• Appreciate the diversity of European Christianity including its interaction with regional and national cultures
• Evaluate the reasons for the apparent decline in Christian faith among modern Europeans.

Textbooks

Learning Documentation

This course consists of ten modules, which contain various assignments, analyses and quizzes, with a final exam at the end of the course.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment is worth between 1% and 15% of the final grade, and you must submit all assignments to pass the class.

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