Crucifx at Brent Chapel
CH 531 Patrology 3 credits
Introduction to the writings of select Christian authors of the first seven
centuries of the Church (from Ignatius of Antioch to Isidore of Seville). An examination of the interaction between Christianity and Greco-Roman culture and the development of Christian Literature as an original and rich contribution to the history of human thought.
CH 631 Patristics 3 credits
Historical and literary analysis of the most important texts of the early
Christian Literature, particularly in the area of Theology (Trinity, Christology,
Ecclesiology, Liturgy, Homiletics). A monographic study on an eminent author
will be offered. Basic knowledge of Greek and Latin required.
CH 653 History of the Catholic Church Universal 3 credits
A study of Catholic church history from post patristic era to the present
day. A study of the problems confronting the Christian world in 1500 and
a comparison of the Catholic and Protestant Reformations. A study of
the spread of Christianity outside of Europe, as well as an examination of
Catholicism’s relationship with the modern world. An historical analysis of
the development of Catholic thought, with an emphasis on the Ecumenical
Councils of Trent, Vatican I, and Vatican II.
CH 762 History of Catholicism in the United States 3 credits
An historical study of the Catholic Church in the United States from colonial
times to the present day, reflecting her multicultural origins and ecumenical
context. A survey of the major religious traditions and movements in
American history that have significantly developed the nation as a whole.
A study of New Spain, New France, and the Catholic community in New
England. An analysis of the role of the Catholic community in American
Independence, the adjustment to a new nation and the growth and
development of a Church through immigration. The history of Black
Hispanic and Asian Catholics. Focus on the relationship between religion
and society in various contexts.
CH 990 Directed Study 1-3 credits