Christian History, Core

Reformation and the Modern World

This item will be released March 29, 2024.
Taught by Michael Lynch
Difficulty: Introductory
Crosslist: None
Runs 4/8 – 6/15/24
$225.00 – $399.00

Once upon a time, Protestants liked to take credit for the glories of the modern world, but as attitudes on modernity have soured, many have been quick to turn the narrative around and blame Protestantism for its cultural decline. Was the Reformation to blame? What is the true story? This course will offer students a fuller perspective on why the Reformation was necessary, what aspects of Christendom it did and did not seek to change, and the lasting legacy it left, both good and ill, for the world we live in today.

Deadline to register: Friday, March 29th

The syllabus for this class is available now. You can access it here.

 


 

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

Auditing ($225):

participate in readings and live class sessions, but no graded assignments and no course credit

Full course (Full-Time Discount) ($275):

for-credit courses (at least four per term) toward our Certificate or M.Litt in Classical Protestantism

Full course ($399):

individual classes on a for-credit basis; you can later apply them toward a Certificate or Degree

 

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Description

This Christian History course will be taught by Michael Lynch, and will run from April 8th through June 15th. The syllabus will be posted when available.

Once upon a time, Protestants liked to take credit for the glories of the modern world, but as attitudes on modernity have soured, many have been quick to turn the narrative around and blame Protestantism for its cultural decline. Was the Reformation to blame? What is the true story? This course will offer students a fuller perspective on why the Reformation was necessary, what aspects of Christendom it did and did not seek to change, and the lasting legacy it left, both good and ill, for the world we live in today.

 

Dr. Michael Lynch (Ph.D. Calvin Seminary) teaches Ancient Language and Humanities at Delaware Valley Classical School in New Castle, DE. He is the author of John Davenant’s Hypothetical Universalism: A Defense of Catholic and Reformed Orthodoxy. He and his wife have five children, three girls and two boys.

The syllabus for this class is available now. You can access it here.


Details

Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 2 hr./wk. via Zoom. Students will also have the option to participate in class discussion on the Davenant Common Room Discord server. Register to reserve your spot and schedule will be set after a poll of participating students; if the class time does not fit your schedule, you will be eligible for a full refund.

This is a graduate-level course. Although a BA is not a necessary pre-requisite for this course, students should come prepared to do graduate-level work.