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Theology in the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation

This course will study the political, cultural and religious context in which Catholic theology developed in the Reformation and the Counter Reformation period. The contribution of the major figures of the European Reformation such as Luther and Calvin will be evaluated critically. The crucial role of the bible, its translation and commentary both by the reformers and by Catholics, will be studied. A clearer statement of Catholic theology will be studied alongside the re-invigorating of the mystical tradition (especially in the works of Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and the spiritual exercises of Ignatius Loyola) and a vigorous visual restatement of Catholic beliefs in the work of artists like Michelangelo and Caravaggio.

How to apply

Applications to: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie

Fee

EUR 150 for the course. Payment should be made by cheque/draft/postal money order only, payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account.

Date

Teaching commences during the week beginning 19th January 2017. Please note this is a day-time course.

Duration

The course comprises two lectures a week for a total of eleven weeks.

Further Information

Contact: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie