Figures of Renaissance, Reform, and Renewal

Mar 6, 2018
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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6:00 Dinner | 6:30 Lecture

Intended for current students and faculty. Others interested in attending: please contact Registrants are free to attend as many sessions as they choose. Sessions do not presuppose previous attendance or prior knowledge of the subject.

The Renaissance era is regarded as the period during which European civilization transitioned from the medieval to the modern. It was an era of reform and renewal in the Catholic Church as well, a time in which traditions and practices were revisited, rethought, and matured. This course will introduce students to the reforms and renewal of Catholic beliefs and culture from the 14th through the 16th century, with particular emphasis on select historical episodes, dynamics, and figures from the theological, philosophical, and spiritual traditions.

January 9
Julian of Norwhich
Willemien Otten (University of Chicago)

January 16
The Western Schism
David Lyons (University of Chicago)

January 23
Christian Humanism
Ada Palmer (University of Chicago)

January 30
Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross
Fr. Gaspar Martinez (University of Chicago)

February 6
Luther, Müntzer, and the German Peasants' Revolt
Robert Porwoll (University of Chicago)

February 13
John Fisher
Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ (Lumen Christi Institute)

February 20
Jo Walton

February 27
Edmund Campion
Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ (Lumen Christi Institiute)

March 6
Francis de Sales
David Lyons (University of Chicago)