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Apologetics

The Roots of the Reformation

$35

with Thomas Ryan

Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

Most Catholics are surprised to learn that abuse and corruption within the Church may have been the occasion of the  Reformation, but they are not the cause!

We will cover:

  • The historical currents of the 500 years leading up to the Reformation that made reform absolutely necessary
  • The personal angst and passion of Martin Luther, a man desperately seeking salvation
  • Other major players who shaped the Reformation including John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and Philip Melanchthon
  • The cultural and political currents that fanned the spark of Luther's theology into a conflagration that consumed much of Europe
  • How cultural and political forces in the years since the Reformation have shaped Protestantism in ways that Luther himself likely would condemn
  • The core doctrines of traditional Protestantism, how they differ from Catholic doctrine, and how they differ across multiple Protestant denominations today
  • The Catholic Counter-Reformation and the Council of Trent
  • Important Catholic reformers including Pope Paul III, St Ignatius of Loyola, St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross, and others

Join with us for a 6-week course designed to deepen our understanding of this critical time in Church history and how its impact continues to shape our modern world.

Course Instructor:  Thomas Ryan, MA (Augustine Institute), MBA (Regis University)

 





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