Religious Studies | Christianity Translated: Religion in Early Modern Europe
R630 | 6896 | Furey
This course will study how Christianity was transformed and translated
in the early modern European context. We will look at the rise of
confessional differences as well as the similarities between
Protestant and Catholic movements in the sixteenth century. The
course will explore the debates between Protestants and Catholics
about salvation and rituals, and the questions these debates raised
about the nature of the Church, Scripture, and religious authority.
Through a series of case studies about gender, social change,
confessionalization, and superstition, we will examine how early
modern Christians negotiated the dynamics of continuity and change
within their religious tradition.