Reformation in Britain and Ireland
College: Wycliffe College
Instructor(s): Power, Thomas P.
Course Code: 
WYH2231HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
6101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online - Asynchronous
Description: 

Surveys of the Reformation in Britain and Ireland from the accession of Henry VII (1509) to the death of Elizabeth (1603). Identifies the historiographical debates and the perspectives of modern scholarship. Assesses the condition of the late medieval church in respect of vitality, institutional disfunction, and reform. Provides a detailed examination of developments under Henry VIII including the king's "great matter," the enactment of royal supremacy, the formal break with Rome, and the emergence of a nascent evangelical group. Accounts for the rise of more overt, official Protestantism under Edward VI, followed by the reverse actions of Mary I to place England at the forefront of Catholic attempts to stem Protestantism. Details the nature of the Elizabethan settlement and the challneges to it from Catholic and Puritan elements. The differning experiences of the reform of Scotland and Ireland are addressed. Consideration of doctrinal and liturgical developments. Assessment of the legacies of the Reformation.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2022
Summer 2022
Schedule: 
N/A
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Workshop
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Summative Paper