Date posted: Jan 06, 2021
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featuring text by Dr. Kevin Hughes and videos of faculty for Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Church history tells the stories that are woven into the fiber of the church as people of God and as institution. The church’s beliefs, practices, and relationships have been formed by believers of every generation as they endeavored to live lives of faith in their own time and place. In this course we explore the people and events that shaped culture and society as well as the church across the centuries. We look at both the epoch forming events as well as the people behind them.
Week 1: In the Beginning
Week 2: Establishing Faith in the Context of Culture
Week 3: Faith throughout the Middle Ages
Week 4: Faith and the Reformation
Week 5: Expressing Faith in the New World
Week 6: Faith in Times of Change
This course includes:
All Crossroads courses include these features:
Kevin L Hughes, Church History: Faith Handed On. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2002.
A participant can expect to spend approximately 4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Certificate Requirement Categories: Themes from Our ChristianTradition
Content Scholars: Kevin L. Hughes, Ph.D. (book) Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Villanova University; Francine Cardman, Ph.D. (video) Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry; Catherine M. Mooney, Ph.D. (video) Associate Professor of Church History at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry; Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. (video) Former President of Fairfield University, Visiting Professor of the History of Christianity at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.