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Church History

 

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
Prerequisite: HRD111

 
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

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