Church History. Part II

Church History. Part II

The present course covers the beginning of the modern period, from the 16 th to the 18 th century. This period, especially the 16 th century, is a turning point in the history of Western culture.

Course code: THEN10

Professor: Philippe Denis

Course description:

The module provides an introduction to the history of the Christian churches from the time of the Reformation to the current period.


The objective of the module is to give students a basic knowledge of the history of the Christian church from the 16th to the 21st century.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the study period, students are expected to have acquired a basic knowledge of the history of Christianity during the period under review (16th to 21st  centuries). They are also expected to show some understanding of the manner in which the historical methodology can benefit theologians, religion scholars and any person interested in Christianity.

Assessment methods:

Essays and exams


  1. The medieval legacy
  2. Christian Humanism. Erasmus
  3. The Protestant Reformation
  4. The Catholic Reformation
  5. Dissent
  6. The New World
  7. Science and religion: The Galileo Affair
  8. The Churches and the Revolution