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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 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