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A Brief History of the Papacy and Anglo/Roman Relations

This is a "hybrid" online / live 24 hour course that aims to serve as both an introduction to the history of the Papacy (especially after 1417) and that of Anglo-Roman relations (especially in recent years through the present moment).

There is no charge for the course but participants should be prepared to purchase the reading materials; devote 12 hours to online study (viewing custom-prepared videos for the class); and also spend 12 hours in face-to-face meetings spread out over six sessions, themselves scheduled over four months (September - December 2017). The focused reading to be completed for each session usually takes 2-3 hours.

Books for the class (each readily available from multiple outlets):
J.N.D. Kelly and Michael J. Walsh, A dictionary of Popes (2nd edition, Oxford 2010) $20 new
John Julius Norwich, Absolute monarchs: A history of the Papacy (Random House, 2011) $13 new
Mary Reath, An open door; The Anglican Centre in Rome, 2003-2016 (Canterbury Press Norwich, 2016) $13 new

The instructor is T. Corey Brennan, associate professor of Classics at Rutgers University, and former Andrew W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge at the American Academy in Rome. Brennan teaches courses at Rutgers on the history of the Papacy and the Jesuits.

To sign up or for more information, email nortonvanburen@gmail.com by June 6.

Course Dates (Wednesdays, 6:15 - 8:15 pm):

September 20 - Renaissance and Reformation
October 4 - The Counter-Reformation
October 25 - The Age of Galileo
November 8 - The Popes' Temporal Powers (17th - 19th centuries)
November 29 - The Creation of the Vatican State
December 13 - Anglo-Roman Relations in the 21st Century

Earlier Event: October 20
One Table Cafe
Later Event: November 23
Turkey Trot