3 hours per week in semester 2, odd years
This subject explains the causes and nature of the Continental Reformation, teaching students to analyse the theological and ecclesiastical outcomes of the Reformation, and to interpret primary historical and theological documents of the Reformation. Students will study the Avignon Captivity; the Conciliar Movement; the theological setting of the Reformation; Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany; Huldrych Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation; the Radical Reformation and the Anabaptists; John Calvin and the Reformation in Geneva; and John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, Bk IV.
Classroom instruction and discussion; essay learning tasks
William R. Estep, Renaissance and Reformation (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986).
Alister E. McGrath, Reformation Thought: An Introduction (Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell, 1988).