Non-Credit Unit (Min. No. 4 Max. No. 10)
1st semester Thursday evening
In November 2017 the Churches will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Thesis which can be seen as the public launching of the Reformation Movement in the 16th Century which resulted in the emergence of several new Churches and the reform of the Catholic Church itself. During this unit we will read and discuss the writings of some of the major Church Reformers: viz. Martin Luther, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer, Jane Frances de Chantel. A historical background to each of the writings will be presented previous to the discussion.
Upon completion of this unit, it is hoped that the students will be able to:
- identify the context of each of the classics
- articulate at least one major insight gleaned from each of the classics
- evaluate its contribution to the Christian tradition.
Martin Luther. The Freedom of a Christian. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008.
John Calvin and Jacobo Sadoleto, A Reformation Debate. Ada, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2000.
Thomas Cranmer. Miscellaneous Writings and Letters. Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publ., 2001.
Jane Frances de Chantal. Depositions in the Cause of the Beatification and Canonization of St. Francis de Sales. Createspace, 2014.
Lecturer LARRY NEMER