This course surveys the history of Christianity from the Fall of Constantinople (1453) to the beginning of the Third Millennium (c.2000). In the course of the lectures, the general trends and settings that shaped the Church in the West from the Early Modern Era (mid-15th century) to the contemporary period will be examined and discussed. Special attention will be given to the Movements, Reformers, Founders and Councils of the Western World. In addition, the traditions of Eastern Christianity and the development of Christian churches in Asia, Africa and America will be concisely expounded.
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