Catholic Heritage: Renaissance to Enlightenment (ThSp 407)
This course focuses on the influences of empirical science, vernacular languages, economic and commercial progress, and the Protestant and Catholic Reformations on the development of Catholic heritage. Students discuss the impact and interplay of doctrine, worship, prayer, Catholic literature, and the arts on Christian life and belief from the end of the medieval world until the mid-nineteenth century. They also study how the Christian faith and way of life continued to influence society and culture.
Prerequisites: ThSp 401 and ThSp 402.