Item #900844 The Catholic Church: A History (Complete set of 6 DVDs + Course Guidebook). William R. Cook.
The Catholic Church: A History (Complete set of 6 DVDs + Course Guidebook)

The Catholic Church: A History (Complete set of 6 DVDs + Course Guidebook)

Chantilly, VA: The Great Courses / The Teaching Company, 2009.
DVD set of 6 discs in box + paperback guidebook.

Course #6640.  Professor William R. Cook is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York at Geneseo. In this series of 36 30-minute lectures, Dr. Cook examines the 2000-year history of the Catholic Church, focusing on certain key moments, and seeking to answer key questions. What is the church? How did it become what it is today? In what ways can its members credibly claim to be part of an institution that is one, holy, universal, and apostolic?

Disc 1

  1. From Jesus to the Creation of the Church
  2. The First Christian Institutions
  3. Christianities in the Early Church
  4. Persecution and Saints
  5. Peace between Empire and Church
  6. Institutional and Doctrinal Developments

Disc 2

  1. Latin Theology, Including Augustine
  2. Popes and Bishops in the Early Middle Ages
  3. Monasticism – Benedict and His Rule
  4. Evangelizing Northern and Eastern Europe
  5. The Germanization of Christianity
  6. Charlemagne and the Church in Feudal Times

Disc 3

  1. Monks and Hermits – New Forms of Monasticism
  2. Papal Reform and Church-State Controversies
  3. Crusade, Heresy, Inquisition
  4. The Papacy – Innocent III to Boniface VIII
  5. Francis, Dominic, and the Mendicants
  6. Flowering of Church Art in the Middle Ages

Disc 4

  1. Scholastic Thought
  2. Medieval Mysticism
  3. The Great Schism and the Conciliar Age
  4. The Renaissance Church
  5. Luther, Calvin, and the Reformation
  6. Catholic Responses – The Council of Trent

Disc 5

  1. The Jesuits
  2. Catholicism in Asia and the New World
  3. American Catholicism
  4. The Church in the Age of Reason
  5. Pius IX and Papal Infallibility
  6. Leo XIII and the Modern World

Disc 6

  1. The Eastern Catholic Churches
  2. The Second Vatican Council
  3. The Catholic Church Looks Outward
  4. The Challenges of New Theologies
  5. John Paul II and the 21st-Century Church
  6. One? Holy? Catholic? Apostolic?
Item #900844
ISBN: 1598035975

6 discs in case, 36 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture, includes 202pp 5-1/4 x 7-3/8" guidebook in pictorial wrappers.

Previously owned set in excellent unused condition.

Price: $50.00

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