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REL 734 01 (20032) /HIST215/RLST283
Reformation Europe
Bruce Gordon
MW 2.30-3.20 WLH 116
1 HTBA
Spring 2014 
 
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This course covers European Christianity in a traumatic age. Moving from the fall of Constantinople (1453) to the end of the Thirty Years' War (1648), it focuses on a series of religious revolutions that shattered the unity of the Church. In lectures and sections, the course explores the causes and nature of the reformations that changed the religious, political, and social landscapes of early modern Europe and shaped the emergence of the modern world. Students read primary sources to consider core questions of theology, popular religion, churches and political authority, persecution, visual and print culture, and the rise of skepticism and toleration.