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WYH1010HS - History of Christianity I (to AD 843) From the subapostolic age to the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" in the East and the Carolingian revival and Treaty of Verdun in the West. Geographical expansion of the church; the relation of Christian faith to cultural settings and other religions; the development of doctrinal and ethical positions; forms of Christian life and worship; the rise of Islam. Class participation, course portfolio, one short essay, and two other academic exercises (choice of reading notes, short papers, weekly quizzes, final exam, etc.).
Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Alan L. Hayes
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Course Syllabus: Click here to see the course syllabus
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYH2871HS (new course) Christianity and Indigenous Peoples in Canada
The presentation of Christianity to the Indigenous peoples of Canada, and their response varied in complex ways, depending on the nationalities involved on both sides, the denominations of the missionaries and settlers, personalities, geography, and the political, military, and economic contexts, among other things. This diversity has often been obscured by grand narratives, which began to be created immediately on contact and in turn influenced perceptions and realities on the ground. This course will explore this history, in three steps (1) Historiographical and other methodological issues in this field will be explored. (2) A survey history of the encounter between Indigenous peoples in Canada and settlers will be sketched, focusing on the place of Christianity in the relationship. (3) Several themes, to be determined by the class, will be considered in greater depth.