Medieval / Reformation Christianity

This course charts the history of Christianity from 590 CE through the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. About one-half of the course will focus on the medieval era, its key personalities, symbols, sentiments and spirituality in preparation for better understanding the theological, intellectual and political world that gave birth to the Reformation.
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Sources & Course Content:

Primary Sources:
E.G. Rupp and Benjamin Drury, Martin Luther: A Documentary History, Edward Arnold Publishers.
Hans Hillerbrand, ed., The Reformation: A Narrative History, Baker Books.
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2 vols., Westminster Press.
Martin Luther, Luther's Complete Works, 56 vols. Concordia Press.
Secondary Sources:
Owen Chadwick, The Reformation, Penguin Books.
Dairmaid MacCulloch, The Reformation, Penguin Books.
Francis Oakley, The Medieval Experience, University of Toronto Press.
Thomas Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilization, Anchor Books.
A.G. Dickens, The English Reformation, Schocken Books.
John T. McNeill, The History and Character of Calvinism, Oxford Press.
William J. Bouwsma, John Calvin: A Sixteenth Century Portrait, Oxford Press.
Steven Ozment, The Age of Reform, Yale University Press.
William R. Estep, ed. The Anabaptist Story, Eerdmans.
George Hunston Williams, The Radical Reformation, Westminster Press.
A.G. Dickens, The Counter Reformation, Thames and Hudson.
Joseph Lortz, The Reformation in Germany, 2 Vols., Herder and Herder.
Roland Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, Abingdon Press.
Heiko Oberman, Luther: Man Between God and the Devil, Yale Univ. Press.
Alister McGrath, Reformation Thought, 3rd Edition, Blackwell Publishers.
Ray C. Petry, Ed., Late Medieval Mysticism, Westminster Press.
Josef Pieper, Scholasticism, St. Augustine's Press.
C.H. Lawrence, Medieval Monasticism, 3rd Edition, Longman Publishers.
Christopher Brooke, The Age of the Cloister, Hidden Spring Books.
Carter Lindberg, ed., The Reformation Theologians, Blackwell Publishers.

Websites: Society for Reformation Research The Thrivent Reformation Research Program The Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies University of St. Andrews Reformation Studies Institute.

Course Content:
The Sacrum Imperium and the Middle Ages
Medieval Monasticism
Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam and the Crusades
Medieval Scholasticism
The Medieval World on the Eve of the Reformation
Martin Luther and Lutheranism
John Calvin and the Reformed Tradition
The Radical Reformation
The Catholic Counter-Reformation


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