HD604 “(Was it the) Age of Discoveries, Expansions, and Reformations of the Western Christendom (?)”

New approaches to the period known as the age of discovery, expansion, and Reformations in Western Europe (14th-17th C) through a global perspective. Discussion topics include: redefinitions of the Christian gospel and diverse expressions of Reform ideas and practices, biblical textual humanism, the printing press and communication networks, the revival of martyrdom, Christian identity and race/ethnic identity, community and social discipline, mission, trade, slavery and colonialism, encounters with other religions, the birth of new churches in non-European lands, sexuality, vocation, and women in the Reformations.

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