Below are the current course offerings for Michaelmas term 2017.
A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: SIX REFORMATIONS IN EUROPE, 1517-1648
When the Augustinian friar, Martin Luther, went public with his 95 Theses on the evening of October 31, 1517, he had no idea that his protest against indulgences would turn the Church, the European political landscape and ultimately much of the Western world upside down. Luther’s efforts at reform inspired five subsequent waves of reform – the Swiss, Radical, Calvinist, English and Catholic Reformations. They complicated already fraught relations between Christians, Jews and Muslims in Europe. New religious ideas are often blamed for having unleashed the devastating bloodshed of the Peasants’ War, the Schmakaldic Wars, the Thirty Years War and the English Civil Wars. But how much of the ensuing conflict stemmed from political tensions? And how did religious change upend the political structures of Europe?
Instructor: Dr. Mark Ruff, Associate Professor of Modern Germany at Saint Louis University
Dates: Mondays, September 25 through October 30, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church
1 Selma Ave.
Webster Groves, Mo. 63119
Tuition: $86 by September 15, $96 after