Schedule (update 3/3: added final exercise)

Date

Subject/Assignment

Reading

required/recommended

Presenter

1/6

The Course

Medieval and Reformation Theology: Introduction

Class introductions

Converting Europe: Christendom after Rome

Syllabus
Rules of the Game
A Few (Strong) Suggestions on Essay Writing
Pointers for Presentations
Peer Review Guidelines
(Peer Review FAQs are optional)

Pernoud foreword and ch 1

 
1/13

The Original Jesus Freaks: Monasticism

Evangelizing Aristotle: Scholasticism

Markus chs 1-5

Discussion: Thompson/Summa II-II (all selections), Evans chs 1-3

 
1/20

Muslim Challenge

Crusades

Exercise on the first readings due (revision due 1/27)

Markus chs 6-9

Discussion: Thompson/Summa I (Q2, Q12 only), Evans chs 4-5

Pernoud chs 2-3

 
1/27

Medieval Devotion

Markus chs 10-14

Pernoud chs 4-6

Discussion: Thompson/Julian of Norwich, Evans ch 6 and conclusion

 
2/3

Heralds of the End-Times: Medieval Reformers

Exercise on scholastic theology due (revision due 2/10)

Pernoud chs 7-9

George chs 1-2

Discussion: Thompson/Meister Eckhart

 
2/10

Conservative Revolutionary: Luther

George ch 3

Discussion: Hillerbrand chs 1-8

Matheson ch 1

 
2/17

Radical Reform Movements

Exercise on Luther due (revision due 2/24)

George ch 6

Discussion: Hillerbrand chs 10-14

Matheson ch 2

 
2/24 Purity: The Swiss Reformation

George chs 4-5

Discussion: Hillerbrand chs 9, 15-18

Matheson ch 3

 
3/3

Careening toward the Middle Way: English Reformation

Exercise on Protestant political theology due (revision due 3/10)

George ch 7

Discussion: Hillerbrand chs 19-22

Matheson ch 4

 
3/10

Catholic Revitalization

Sola Scriptura: The Bible as All History

Final exercise on theological identity due

Matheson chs 5-6

Discussion: Thompson/Trent on Justification

 

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