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Saints and Sinners: Rome Through the Centuries

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Rome, Italy

This course explores the intricate interweaving of theology, politics, and the Catholic Church throughout its first sixteen centuries, with special attention to central theological achievements (e.g., Trinity and Christology), institutional developments (papacy), and political conflicts (e.g. imperial and national governments) of these centuries, and also to major figures (e.g., St. Francis, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Ignatius Loyola, and Martin Luther), as manifest in the architecture, art, and artifacts of Rome, Assisi, and Florence.

Professor Boyd Taylor Coolman



• 3 Credits

• Arrival/Departure: May 15 - June 5

• Theology Elective (with department permission can fulfill the first semester of Introduction to Christian Theology or Exploring Catholicism)

• Theology major/minor elective

• Course #: TH223


Estimated Student Cost (2013)


Prof. Boyd Taylor Coolman

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