DL312 | Medieval Church History
Course begins 1/29/13; ends 5/3/13
Meeting times: Tuesdays and Thursdays (8:30am – 9:45am)
- Christian historiography: a biblical and theological approach to understanding history, with particular focus on church history.
- The history of Christianity from 590-1517 A.D. This will include (a) an understanding of the narrative or chronology of the history of the medieval church; (b) an understanding of developments, continuities, and changes in doctrine and practice in the medieval church; (c) an understanding of debates, divisions, reform, growth, and decline in the life of the ancient medieval; and an understanding of the life and theology of key figures in the medieval church.
The student will be able to analyze and evaluate the above biblically and theologically, as well as comparatively within the context of ancient church history. The student will also develop the ability to make comparative applications to later periods of church history up to the present day. The course includes a strong focus on student interaction with, and discussion of, primary sources.
Carl A. Volz, The Medieval Church: From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997.
– Research paper (3000-4000 words) 30%
– Source document analysis (1000-1250 words) 10%
– Discussion Forums 10%
– Midterm examination 25%
– Final examination 25%
Late assignments will receive the standard PRTS deduction of 5% per day, unless special exemption (ie. for medical/family emergencies) is granted by the professor.