History of Modern Catholicism (1648 - present)

SMH2229HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is an introductory survey of the institutional and social history of Modern Catholicism from 1648 (the unofficial end of the Reformation period) to the present.  It explores the reciprocal relationship between the unfolding of history and the development of Catholic theology.  Much attention will be given to significant events (such as the rise of modernity and the Holocaust, as well as the First and Second Vatican Councils) and important personalities (particularly popes, bishops and theologians) that shaped the teachings and attitudes of the Catholic magisterium in Rome.  Equal weight will be given to the lived experience of Catholicism in the unique context of Canada.  Lectures; Discussions; Book Review; Primary Source Analysis and choice of Final Assignment (Research Paper or Final Examination).

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Baltutis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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