The European Reformations

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The European Reformations

This subject begins with an overview of fifteenth-century Western Christianity and society, emphasising the impact of scholasticism, Christian humanism and nascent nationalism.

It then explores:

  • the reformations in continental Europe and reform movements within Roman Catholicism;
  • the radical reformations, inquisitions and the plight of religious minorities;
  • English and Scottish reformations from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I;
  • Puritan influence; and the Stuart, Commonwealth and Restoration settlements.

Consistent attention is given throughout the subject to the broader context of early modern Europe and its interaction with the wider world, as well as socio-cultural issues such as gender and sexuality, death, witchcraft and moral discipline. Finally, attention is given to the reformations’ long-term legacies to the present day.

This subject will be taught weekly in the Sulman Room in St Mark’s on Thursdays 9:00am to 12:30pm in Session 2 of 2019 (18 July – 17 October). The lecturer for this subject will be Dr Michael Gladwin.

Single Subject Study

Single Subject Study gives you the flexibility and the credit, without the commitment of a full degree. Each successful subject completion is creditable towards a Bachelor, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Theology. As a Single Subject with CSU, you get to access all subject materials and resources through our online learning environment.

Interested? Just contact our Course Director, Dr Bernard Doherty, and he can walk you through the process.

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If you’ve always wanted to listen in on quality theological lectures but lack the time to finish assignments, then auditing is a great way to start your theological journey.

As an auditor, you get to participate in weekly lectures and class discussions as well as access St Mark’s library resources. (A one-year membership worth $70 is included in the audit fee!) There are no entry requirements, and all lectures and classes are conducted in Canberra.

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