The Reformation
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course examines and assesses the Reformation as a major transformative event in European history. Students will explore late medieval reform efforts and their culmination in the Protestant Reformation. We will investigate how the fragmentation of a unitary Latin Christendom produced not only religious change but also significantly influenced social, political and cultural developments. Topics that we will explore include: the late medieval background to the Reformation; the ideas of the principal Reformers; the radical sects; the secular implementation and enforcement of Reformation ideas; the efforts to reform Catholicism; and the Wars of Religion. {P}