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THEO 3360: Reformation Texts
Geneva, Switzerland
Program Terms: Summer
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General Program Location: Major City, Various Locations Academic Setting: Special Focus
Housing: Dorm Degree: Undergraduate
Provider: Fordham University Foreign Language Competency: None
Language of Instruction: English Field of Study: Humanities
Program Description:
THEO 3360 Reformation Texts
J. Patrick Hombeck II Rome 5

For the average European in the year 1500, Roman Christianity, theoretically uniform in doctrine and practice, would have symbolized stability and authority. The church’s claims to mediate between God and humankind would have gone largely unchallenged. A century later, Europe’s house was divided, politically as well as theologically; dozens of distinctive evangelical or “Protestant” congregations vied for the patronage of princes and parishioners, while the Roman Catholic Church had undergone substantial internal reforms of its own.

This traveling seminar will examine three major religious reformations of the sixteenth century by visiting some of the sites where they flourished: in Germany, the reform movement headed by Martin Luther; in Switzerland, that led by John Calvin; and in Italy, that which emerged, within the Roman Catholic Church, simultaneously with “Protestantism.” The course involves reading some of the key texts that these movements produced, as well as texts written about them by historians. As an Interdisciplinary Capstone, this course will require students to develop skills in both theological and historical analysis.

2013-2014 Short Term Program Costs

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