History of Church Universal II

This course, taught by Paul G. Monson at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, realizes the Program of Priestly Formation’s vision that graduate seminaries should include “courses on the history of the Church universal” that further emphasize her “multicultural origins,” her “ecumenical context,” and the “lives of [her] saints” (5th ed., §210). Adopting this framework, this course (1) examines the complex, intercultural development of the Church after 1500, (2) charts tension and dialogue between Catholics and Protestants, and (3) explores the biographies of her modern saints. It further highlights the development of the papacy, the role of modern religious communities, and, per a “Science for Seminaries” Grant, the relationship between faith and modern science.

  • Course Categories: Church History
  • Science Topics: History & Philosophy of Science
  • Seminaries: Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology
  • Syllabus: History of Church Universal II Syllabus
  • Tags:
    history of science, Philosophy of Science, science and religion, theology and science

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