CH502: Church History II

Church History II

Dr. John Aloisi

2nd Period Wednesday (9:25-10:25 a.m.,11:20-noon)



A study of medieval church history from Gregory I (A.D. 590) to A.D. 1517. The course will focus on the Roman Catholic system, including the papacy, doctrinal development, reactionary movements, and significant events and persons leading up to the Reformation.

Textbooks Required:

  • Saint Augustine: City of God, abridged , ed. by Vernon Bourke, Image Classics/Doubleday.
  • A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, ed. by Peter Kreeft, Ignatius
  • The Story of Christianity, 1, rev. & updated ed., by Justo González, HarperOne.

Textbooks Recommended:

  • The Medieval Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Medieval Period, ed. by R. Evans, Blackwell.
  • The Medieval Worldview: An Introduction, 3rd ed., by William Cook and Ronald Herzman, Oxford University Press.


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