P646 Early Church & Reformed Worship

The course is the study of the early church orders and related documents as sources for Christian worship introducing the non-Roman rites of the West and the rites of the major religious orders, traces the significant liturgical developments within the cultural history of the early church and Reformation period. Class is an intensive study of liturgical orders credited to Justin Martyr, Hippolytus, and the various strands of the 16th-century Reformation. It emphasizes Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican liturgies and their respective roles and influences of such leaders as Zwingli, Luther, Bucer, Calvin, and Cranmer. Prerequisite: P131 or permission of the instructor.

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