SPRING TERM 2009
PROF. ERIC J. CARLSON
The events known collectively as the Reformation have defined the nature of Christianity for nearly 500 years. In this course, we will examine these events, particularly through the writings of the people who were central to them. The course places the Reformation in its historical context, beginning with a study of Christianity on the eve of the Reformation. It then examines the ways in which Luther and other reformers--Protestant and Catholic--viewed the Bible, salvation, the church and the state. It looks at the struggle to implement the Reformation, its effect on the German people (and their effect on the Reformation), and at its legacy in the modern world.
This course meets Gustavus Adolphus College's general education requirement for one course in the Christian tradition.
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