Course Information

for Church History Department


Intro to Church History: Beginnings to 1500 (CH 501)

Credits:3

Introduction to Church History: Beginnings to 1500 (3) Basic introduction to methodology, nomenclature, and general framework and chronology of church history in the period from the church fathers up to the eve of the Protestant Reformation. Spring. UTD: 9/30/05. ET

Intro to Church History: 1500 to Present (CH 502)

Credits:3

Introduction to Church History: 1500 to Present (3) Continuing overview of the general framework and chronology of church history in the period beginning with the various reform phenomena of the sixteenth century and concluding with the era of the Second Vatican Council. Prerequisite: CH 501 or Professor's consent. Fall. UTD: 9/30/05 ET

Catholic Missionary Developments (CH 580)

Credits:2

Catholic Missionary Developments (2) An examination of the causes and effects of the significant missionary movements of Christianity in the early modern era. This study will emphasize the spread of Western Catholicism to the non-European world, and the subsequent impact which culture, ethnicity, and native religions have historically made in the relationship between the missions, the Church, and modern trends in evangelization. (UTD: 11/7/13 ET) Prerequisites: Ch 501 and Ch 502 or Professor's consent. Fall 2010. UTD: 10/31/07; 2/22/10 ET

C2-Catholic Missionary Development (CH 580Cr)

Credits:2

Catholic Missionary Developments (2) An examination of the causes and effects of the significant missionary movements of Christianity in the early modern era. This study will emphasize the spread of Western Catholicism to the non-European world, and the subsequent impact which culture, ethnicity, and native religions have historically made in the relationship between the missionary, the Church, and native peoples. Prerequisites: Ch 501 and Ch 502 or Professor's consent. Fall 2007. UTD: 10/31/07 ET

Survey of American Church History (CH 582)

Credits:2

Survey of American Church History: Era of Colonization to the Present (2) This study will examine the spread and foundation of the Catholic community in North America. The course will trace the progress of the American Catholic experience in the areas of Church-State relations, trusteeism, pluralism, and toleration. Emphasis will be placed on the formation of the American Catholic identity in relation to ethnic, cultural, national, and religious diversity. Prerequisites: Ch 501 and Ch 502 or Professor's consent. Fall 2006, 2008. UTD: 9/30/05, 3/10/08 ET

Church in the Patristic Era (CH 583)

Credits:2

CH 583 - Church in the Patristic Era (2) An in-depth examination of the Church during the patristic era up to the pontificate of Gregory the Great (590-604). In addition to emphasis on the reading and understanding of primary sources, this course also relies on the related disciplines of Christian archaeology and Christian art in order to understand more fully the ethos of the world of Christian antiquity. Prerequisites: CH 501 or Professor's consent. Fall each year. [ cross-listed to ThSp 599A fall 2016 only ] UTD: 9/30/05, 3/10/08 ET. 3/7/16 - kg

History of Christian Spirituality (CH 584)

Credits:2

History of Christian Spirituality (2) A survey of key figures who have contributed to the development of Christian Spirituality, from historical and theological perspectives. May be taken for either Church History or Spiritual Theology credit (ThSp584). Spring 2010. UTD: 10/10/09 ET

Church in the Middle Ages (CH 586)

Credits:2

The Church in the Middle Ages Medieval History and Spirituality: An in-depth examination of the Church during the Middle Ages. In addition to emphasis on significant and formative issues facing the Church during this period, particular attention will be given to primary texts by Western and Byzantine authors representing different traditions of medieval spirituality. Spring 2006, 2008. Xlisted w/ ThSp586A. UTD: 05/14/10 ET

Church & Reform in Early Modern Era (CH 587)

Credits:2

The Church and Reform in the Early Modern Era (2) An examination of the rise of the Catholic, Protestant, and counter reformations. Particular attention will be paid to various institutional and doctrinal crises facing the Church, and their impact on the response of the Church to calls for reform. Prerequisites: Ch 501 and Ch 502 or Professor's consent. Fall 2005, 2007. UTD: 9/30/05 ET

Christian Spiritual Practices (CH 588)

Credits:2

This course will trace the history of Christian spiritual practices from their precursors in Judaism and ancient Mediterranean spirituality up to the end of the sixteenth-century. Particular emphasis will be laid on contemporary methods of experiencing and teaching (especially in the parish setting) traditional Christian methods of prayer, meditation, and contemplation. During the first half of the course the history, theory, and practice of the following disciplines will be studied: (1) lectio divina; (2) psalmody; (3) monologistic prayer (e.g. the Jesus Prayer and the rosary) and (4) liturgical prayer. In the second half of the course attention will be paid to practices of particular importance in the early modern period, such as late medieval mysticism, the lay spirituality of the devotio moderna, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola as well as Ignatian spirituality articulated by other leading Jesuits. Pre-requisites: CH 501 & CH 502. MDIV OR MA ELECTIVE. DESCRIPTION REV'D 2010. 11/01/10 ET Revised description: 10/27/06 ET Cross-listed with ThSp 588. Approved for admission into Fall 2011 catalogue. 10/18/10 ET Revised # from CH 599H to CH 588 on 5/9/11 ET

(2) Church & Council in Reform Era (CH 591)

Credits:2

The Church and Council in the Reformation Era (2) This course will examine the interaction between the Church in its authoritative convocation in ecumenical council and the various doctrinal and reform issues and goals of Christendom in the era which saw the rise of both Martin Luther and Ignatius Loyola. A detailed analysis of the origins, accomplishments, and failures of the ecumenical councils from the Council of Constance through the Council of Trent (1414-1563) will provide the student with a clearer insight into the multifaceted and dynamic work of the councils as guardians of orthodoxy, preservers of the papacy, and vehicles for the reform of the Church. Prerequisites: Ch 501 and Ch 502 or Professor's consent. Fall 2006, 2008. UTD: 9/30/05 ET DELETED: 9/24/08 ET

The Church in the Modern Era (CH 594)

Credits:2

The Church in the Modern Era (2) An examination of the relationship of the religious, political, economic, and scientific forces which impact the Church in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This study will focus on the significant events and influences (World Wars, Vatican Councils, scientific and technological progress) which shaped the development of theology, ecclesiology, and the response of the Church in the modern world. Prerequisites: CH 501 and CH 502 or Professor?s consent. Spring 2010. UTD: 9/30/05, 10/21/09 ET

Special Studies in Church History (CH 599)

Credits:2

Special Studies in Church History (1-3) Selected topics in Church History. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. Prerequisites: Ch 501 and Ch 502 or Professor's consent. Spring, each year. UTD: 9/30/05 ET

(2) The Church & Nazi Germany (CH 599A)

Credits:2

The Church and Nazi Germany This course will examine the relationship between the Catholic Church and the National Socialist regime in Germany through the end of World War II. Special attention will be paid to Pius XI?s unpromulgated encyclical on anti-Semitism, Eugenio Pacelli?s work as papal nuncio to Germany, and the question of Pius XII?s policy with regard to the holocaust. 10/13/05 for S06 ET

(2) Catholic Church in Uganda (CH 599B)

Credits:2

Must enter description when offered. ET

20th Cent Mexican Church History (CH 599D)

Credits:2

Since the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1519, the Church has played a determining, albeit controversial, role in the lives of the people. Sometimes seen as their protector, it was at other times perceived as an ally to their oppressors, especially in the 20th century. This course will present a balanced view of the development of the Church in Mexico from ca. 1900 to 1994. It will also provide a context for understanding the Mexican in the U.S. by focussing not only on an understanding of the effects of the various revolutions of the Church (La Revolución, La Cristada, Chiapas) but, more important, on the people who emigrated to the U.S. during that time, bringing with them their customs and their way of thinking. Prerequisites: CH 501 & Ch 502 or Professor's consent. Required CH Elective or M.Div./M.A. Elective. Must enter revised description when offered again. ET

African American Catholicism (CH 599E)

Credits:2

Must enter description when offered. ET

Cardinals and Reform (CH 599F)

Credits:2

Must enter description when offered. ET

Contemp Hisp Ministry in Amer SWest (CH 599G)

Credits:2

Must enter description when offered. ET

Christian Spiritual Practices (CH 599H)

Credits:2

This course will trace the history of Christian spiritual practices from their precursors in Judaism and ancient Mediterranean spirituality up to the end of the sixteenth-century. Particular emphasis will be laid on contemporary methods of experiencing and teaching (especially in the parish setting) traditional Christian methods of prayer, meditation, and contemplation. During the first half of the course the history, theory, and practice of the following disciplines will be studied: (1) lectio divina; (2) psalmody; (3) monologistic prayer (e.g. the Jesus Prayer and the rosary) and (4) liturgical prayer. In the second half of the course attention will be paid to practices of particular importance in the early modern period, such as late medieval mysticism, the lay spirituality of the devotio moderna, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola as well as Ignatian spirituality articulated by other leading Jesuits. Pre-requisites: CH 501 & CH 502. MDIV OR MA ELECTIVE. DESCRIPTION REV'D 2010. 11/01/10 ET Revised description: 10/27/06 ET Cross-listed with ThSp 588. Approved for admission into Fall 2011 catalogue. 10/18/10 ET INACTIVATED BECAUSE COURSE NOW ASSIGNED PERMANENT NUMBER. 6/8/11 ET

(2) Church History: The Crusades (CH 599I)

Credits:2

Must enter description when offered. ET

Eucharistic Theo Patristic & Mediev (CH 599J)

Credits:2

Must enter description when offered. ET

Cath Ch in Uganda: 1st 100 Yrs (CH 599K)

Credits:2

Study: Our main concern is to expound on the first hundred years of the Catholic missionaries in Uganda and its relevance to the ministry in Uganda today. In trying to do this, we shall look at some of the social and cultural relations (missionaries and the natives). We shall look at the social cultural environments from which the missionaries came and how this impacted their work (councils, synods, political climate, and charisma of their societies (orders). The relationship between the missionaries and the natives. Were there any problems in their relationships (missionaries and the natives) and how did they deal with them? How is this study relevant to us? Objectives: To relate our study to our own culture especially as we go back to our country; to know the foundation of our catholic church in Uganda; and to know how the history of the church in Uganda fits in the entire church history. Must enter revised description when offered again. ET

The Church in the 20th Century (CH 599M)

Credits:2

Description to follow. Created on 3/21/07. ET

Survey of Patristic Pneumatology (CH 599O)

Credits:2

CH 599O Survey of Patristic Pneumatology (2) A study of the different primary texts concerning pneumatology in the patristic era. The course attempts to survey the major traditions associated with the Pentarchy (Constantinople/Cappadocia, Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Rome) in their similar and differing ideas in this field. created as independent study for fall 2016 - kg 9/6/16

Cath Ch in China: 635AD to Present (CH 599Q)

Credits:2

Need to know the pre-reqs & course description. Emailed Dr. Lewis 10/28/08. ET Created on 10/28/08. ET

Development. of Religious Liberty (CH 599R)

Credits:2

Liturgical Music Survey (CH 599S)

Credits:2

Liturgical Music Survey Lt 583 surveys the history of liturgical music and situates it in the context of the art and architecture of each period and the waxing and waning of pastoral and multicultural sensibility over the Christian centuries. The course sees liturgical music as a subset of sacred music and as a kind of ritual music. Starting with pre-Christian antecedents both remote (prehistoric) and proximate (Jewish and Greek), the course listens its way through the various kinds of chant, the beginnings of polyphony, the development of hymnody, and other forms of music down to the present day with its emphases on the recovery of the basic shape of the Roman Rite and on reinculturation in the languages and experiences of today?s global Church. Some attention will be paid to the music of the Christian East. Cross-listed with Lt 583. New course created for spring 2016. 10/21/15 - kg

Persecution of Christians in History and Today (CH 599T)

Credits:2

CH 599T Persecution of Christians in History and Today (2) In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI said that Christians are “the most persecuted group in the contemporary world.” Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told the United Nations in 2013 that “more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year.” This course focuses first of all on the history of the persecution of Christians, starting with the persecutions of New Testament times and concluding with the persecution of Christians in the Soviet Union. It then surveys the extent of persecution today. Persecution is widespread not only in Muslim lands, but also in North Korea, where thousands of Christians are imprisoned as a threat to the state. Finally, the course relates persecution to the Church's teaching on religious liberty, the dignity of the human person, and the good of society. The course also explains the ways and means of persecution, the rationale for it by persecutors, and the proper response to it. Prerequisites: CH 501 and CH 502 or consent of instructor. cross-listed to ThM 599T fall 2016 fall 2016 - kg

Virtue, Vice, and Addiction (CH 599U)

Credits:2

CH 599U Virtue, Vice, and Addiction (2) This course presents a survey of the Christian theology of virtue and vice. Readings are taken chiefly from primary sources, which are studied as guides and sourcebooks for models of conversion, moral decision-making, and spiritual progress. Emphasis is placed on: (1) repentance and the call to conversion as the authentic basis for Christian asceticism; (2) traditional philosophical and theological models of virtue, vice, and moral ascesis; (3) the dynamic interrelationship between moral-ascetical practice and contemplative vision; (4) friendship as the ascetical school of Christian virtue; and (5) the interrelationship between spiritual exercise, discernment, and moral decision-making. The rich ethnic and cultural diversity of Christian thought is highlighted through study of primary sources from the Jewish, Roman, Greek, Celtic, Anglo-European, Slavic, Middle-Eastern (Syriac), North African, and North American traditions. In order to profit from the cultural and ethnic diversity of the student body, students are encouraged to bring to classroom discussion the particular ordering and grouping of virtues and vices characteristic of their own cultural heritage. Prerequisites: tba new course spring 2017 - replaces ThM 599F/ThSp 599N - kg 9/21/16

Founding Documents of St. John's Seminary (CH 599Y)

Credits:2

CH 599Y Founding Documents of St. John's Seminary - 2 credits In honor of the 75th anniversary of St. John's Seminary, the student will identify and study the founding documents of the seminary from 1926 to 1940 and correct the official history of the seminary if he finds it to be in error. Fall 2015. Independent Study. - kg 10/8/15

Sources of Vatican II (CH 599Z)

Credits:2

Choose a Church History elective (CH elect)

Credits:2

(2) Special Studies: Church History (CH599 is)

Credits:2

Special Studies in Church History (1-3) Note: for units not equal to 2 a new course should be developed in same manner as this one. Selected topics in Church History. Specific course descriptions and course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. Prerequisites: Ch 501 and Ch 502 or Professor's consent. Independent Study: Title of course should be noted on student's transcript. UTD: 9/30/05 ET

Choose required CH elective (CHelect1)

Credits:2

Choose required CH elective (CHelect2)

Credits:2

Choose required CH elective (CHelect3)

Credits:2