History of Christianity
|Course code module||FLWG002300|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||semester exam in June|
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- A basic knowledge of general history, particularly western history
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
- An insight in the development of the christian churches, from the early period until the 20th century
- The ability to distinguish the different levels in church history: the church as a formal institution and the church as a community of believers; attention for the tension and interplay between both levels.
3. Course content
This course focuses on the history of the christian churches from the early christian period until the 20th century, with special attention for the developments in Europe. The teacher will pay attention to the churches as formal institutions and to the religious situation of common men and women. At the same time, there is attention for the constant tension between the official church and the belief system and the religious practice of ordinary lay people.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Syllabus by teacher (available at Universitas)
7. Recommended reading - study material
- John MacManners (ed.), The Oxford History of Christianity, Oxford, 1993, 770 p.
- Adrian Hastings (ed.), A World History of Christianity, London, 1999, 594 p.
- Peter Nissen (ed.), Geloven in de Lage Landen. Scharniermomenten in de geschiedenis van het christendom, Leuven, 2004, 204 p.
- Tim Dowley (ed.), The Baker Atlas of Christian History, Grand Rapids, 1997, 160 p.
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