HRD111 – The History of the Early Church *
Course Author: William Wright
Basic features of the early history of the Church; structure, doctrine and spirituality of the later Church; evolution of ministries, from the apostles to Pope Gregory’s “pastoral rule”; Church and society: persecution, toleration and Christendom; tradition, orthodoxy and heresy, especially at Nicaea and Chalcedon; spiritual movements, especially monasticism.
HRD150 – The Reformation
Course Author: Austin Cooper
Historical background to the present situation of a multiplicity of denominations in the Western tradition, hence a deeper appreciation of the complexities of the ecumenical movement; the great figures of the Reformation era – Luther, Calvin, Zwingli; emergence of nation states especially England; the response and renewal of the Catholic Church.
*Indicates an Introductory unit